Johnson, Roberts, Ross, and Witten (1992) reviewed the records of 10 patients treated with Ritalin for post-stroke depression
during an inpatient rehabilitation program over a 9-month period.
Socio-demographic and clinical correlates of post-stroke depression
Efficacy and safety of citalopram in treating post-stroke depression
: a meta-analysis.
, obstructive sleep apnea, and cognitive impairment: Rationale for, and barriers to, routine screening.
Although experiments on mice showed an association between post-stroke depression
and low levels of monoamine neurotransmitters and FGF-2, the link between FGF and depression is not clearly established yet (16).
High serum levels of leptin are associated with post-stroke depression
. Psychol Med.
There is no concrete evidence that one particular treatment works better for post-stroke depression
compared to other forms of depression, but poststroke depression is serious and needs to be treated just like any other kind of depression.
Caregiver's burden, depression and support as predictors of post-stroke depression
: A cross-sectional survey.
Cerebrovascular disease basis of depression: Post-stroke depression
and vascular depression.
Because post-stroke depression
is often under-diagnosed and under-treated, it is an important target for quality improvement efforts in VA.
The 1990 volume covers psychosocial aspects of disability such as "Post-Stroke Depression
," "Diagnosis and Management of Substance Abuse,'" "The Criminal Personality," and "Stress Addiction." The 1991 volume concentrates on critical areas of supported employment, professional ethics, and the "Effective Use of Vocational Evaluation Services." The current volume for 1992 addresses, among others, the sensitive themes of "Women and Alcoholism," and "AIDS: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management." The training materials of this program are clear, concise and comprehensive.
Giabbiconi, "Post-stroke depression
and post-stroke anxiety: Prevalence and predictors," International Psychogeriatrics, vol.