Title

A study of post-stroke depression in a rehabilitative center

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

8-2007

Abstract

This was a prospective study of 52 stroke patients. The incidence of post-stroke depression was 55%. A past history of depression was significantly associated with the clinical assessment of depression. There was no association between the clinical assessment of depression and type and site of lesion and intellectual impairment. The clinical assessment of depression was significantly associated with the degree of functional impairment. The clinical assessment of depression also correlated well with Hamilton Depression Rating Scale score. We conclude that post-stroke depression is unlikely to be caused by neuronal injury due to the cerebrovascular accident. There is also a significant reactive component to it. The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale is suitable for assessing the severity of depression in stroke patients.

Keywords

Depression, cerebrovascular accident, longitudinal study

Discipline

Medicine and Health | Mental and Social Health | Rehabilitation and Therapy

Research Areas

Sociology

Publication

Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica

Volume

92

Issue

1

First Page

75

Last Page

79

ISSN

0001-690X

Identifier

10.1111/j.1600-0447.1995.tb09546.x

Publisher

Wiley: 12 months

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0447.1995.tb09546.x

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