Poststroke depression: prevalence, diagnosis, treatment, and disease progression.

@article{Robinson2003PoststrokeDP,
  title={Poststroke depression: prevalence, diagnosis, treatment, and disease progression.},
  author={Robert G. Robinson},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={376-87}
}
In recent years, poststroke depression has attracted worldwide interest. This review focuses on the major research themes that have emerged. Pooled data from studies conducted throughout the world have found prevalence rates for major depression of 19.3% among hospitalized patients and 23.3% among outpatient samples. The diagnosis of poststroke depression is most appropriately based on a structured mental state exam and DSM-IV criteria for depression due to stroke with major depressive-like… CONTINUE READING