The Post-Stroke Depression Rating Scale: a test specifically devised to investigate affective disorders of stroke patients.

@article{Gainotti1997ThePD,
  title={The Post-Stroke Depression Rating Scale: a test specifically devised to investigate affective disorders of stroke patients.},
  author={Guido Gainotti and Antonella Azzoni and Catherine L Razzano and M A Lanzillotta and Camillo Marra and Federico Gasparini},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology},
  year={1997},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={340-56}
}
Owing to the lack of instruments specifically constructed to study emotional and affective disorders of stroke patients, the nature of post-stroke depression (PSD) remains controversial. With this in mind, the authors constructed a new scale, the Post-Stroke Depression Scale (PSDS) which takes into account a series of symptoms and problems commonly observed in depressed stroke patients. The PSDS and the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDS) were administered to a group of 124 patients, who had… CONTINUE READING
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