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Vol 10, No 2 (2008)
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Published online: 2008-11-14
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Risk factors of post-stroke depression

Hubert Wichowicz
Udar Mózgu. Problemy Interdyscyplinarne 2008;10(2):91-95.

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Vol 10, No 2 (2008)
Prace poglądowe
Published online: 2008-11-14

Abstract

Identifying risk factors of post-stroke depression would be helpful for earlier diagnosis. This would enable earlier introduction of treatment. The most important predictors for post-stroke depression are: physical disability, stroke severity and cognitive impairment. Additionally suggested factors are: history of mental disorders (especially depression), solitude or another unsupportive familiar situation, lesion localised in frontal part of the brain (especially left side) or in left hemisphere, lesions localised in basal ganglia, aphasia, subcortical atrophy before stroke, gender (female).
In spite of the fact that a lot of medical researches were done the most certain factors were not identified. This is due great number of potential risk mostly analyzed in separated publications.

Abstract

Identifying risk factors of post-stroke depression would be helpful for earlier diagnosis. This would enable earlier introduction of treatment. The most important predictors for post-stroke depression are: physical disability, stroke severity and cognitive impairment. Additionally suggested factors are: history of mental disorders (especially depression), solitude or another unsupportive familiar situation, lesion localised in frontal part of the brain (especially left side) or in left hemisphere, lesions localised in basal ganglia, aphasia, subcortical atrophy before stroke, gender (female).
In spite of the fact that a lot of medical researches were done the most certain factors were not identified. This is due great number of potential risk mostly analyzed in separated publications.
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Keywords

post-stroke depression; risk factors

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Title

Risk factors of post-stroke depression

Journal

Interdisciplinary Problems of Stroke

Issue

Vol 10, No 2 (2008)

Pages

91-95

Published online

2008-11-14

Bibliographic record

Udar Mózgu. Problemy Interdyscyplinarne 2008;10(2):91-95.

Keywords

post-stroke depression
risk factors

Authors

Hubert Wichowicz

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