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Vol 7, No 1 (2005)
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Published online: 2004-10-13
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Multiaspect character of depression after stroke

Paweł Spetruk, Grzegorz Opala
Udar Mózgu. Problemy Interdyscyplinarne 2005;7(1):25-30.

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Vol 7, No 1 (2005)
Prace poglądowe
Published online: 2004-10-13

Abstract

Stroke is one of the most frequent health problem in all countries. There are also some neuropsychiatric disorders connected with stroke. One of them is post-stroke depression. The occurrence rate of post-stroke depression depends on period after stroke. The diagnosis may cause difficulties because of atypical symptoms and necessity of differentiating with other mood disorders like apathy or dementia. Ethiology of post-stroke depression seems to be complex and still not fully understood. It results not only from organic damages of brain, but also from psychological reaction on disease, which can cause disability, functional dependence or social isolation of a patient. Coexisting depression influences on survival rate of patients, motor activity, degree of cognitive disorders and course of rehabilitation. It seems that therapeutic management should obligatory comprise early diagnostics and treatment of post-stroke depression.

Abstract

Stroke is one of the most frequent health problem in all countries. There are also some neuropsychiatric disorders connected with stroke. One of them is post-stroke depression. The occurrence rate of post-stroke depression depends on period after stroke. The diagnosis may cause difficulties because of atypical symptoms and necessity of differentiating with other mood disorders like apathy or dementia. Ethiology of post-stroke depression seems to be complex and still not fully understood. It results not only from organic damages of brain, but also from psychological reaction on disease, which can cause disability, functional dependence or social isolation of a patient. Coexisting depression influences on survival rate of patients, motor activity, degree of cognitive disorders and course of rehabilitation. It seems that therapeutic management should obligatory comprise early diagnostics and treatment of post-stroke depression.
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Keywords

post-stroke depression; diagnosis; ethiology

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Title

Multiaspect character of depression after stroke

Journal

Interdisciplinary Problems of Stroke

Issue

Vol 7, No 1 (2005)

Pages

25-30

Published online

2004-10-13

Bibliographic record

Udar Mózgu. Problemy Interdyscyplinarne 2005;7(1):25-30.

Keywords

post-stroke depression
diagnosis
ethiology

Authors

Paweł Spetruk
Grzegorz Opala

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