Depressione e stroke. Rassegna della letteratura recente

Translated title of the contribution: Depression and stroke: An up-to-date review

Pierluigi Politi, Paola Sciarini, Giovanni Segagni Lusignani, Giuseppe Micieli

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Aims - To define the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of Post Stroke Depression (PSD) and to evaluate treatment options. Methods - Systematic search using Medline electronic database limited to studies published from year 2000 to 2004, was carried out. Manual search was also performed. Results - Depression after stroke is a common event. The same, stroke incidence in depressed patients is more frequent than by chance. Risk of underdiagnosing a patient with former stroke is high. Disability after stroke is frequent, with compromission of quality of life of patients and relatives. Antidepressants are efficacious in PSD treatment, even if complete remission is difficult to obtain. Conclusions - There is enough evidence concerning epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical and therapy to justify psychiatrists' interest on relationship between stroke and depression.

Translated title of the contributionDepression and stroke: An up-to-date review
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)284-294
Number of pages11
JournalEpidemiologia e Psichiatria Sociale
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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