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A Hidden Risk of Depression
Depression may affect more than your brain and behavior — it may also affect your physical health. Depression may raise the risk of a life-threatening condition in older adults.
Stroke: A Possible Danger of Chronic Stress
A bit of stress here and there in our lives can give us a motivational boost. But when that stress is constant, it can have a serious impact on our health and may even lead to some life-threatening situations.
The Two-Way Street Between Depression and Heart Health
Symptoms of depression have been tied to heart problems in past studies. Is it possible that one condition causes the other?
Stroke Risk Doubles in Depressed Women
Maintaining good mental health has been shown to protect cardiovascular health. For middle-aged women, controlling depression may play a key role in preventing stroke.
Can SSRI’s Help Recovery From Stroke?
Antidepressants can be very helpful for people with depression. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ( SSRIs ), a type of antidepressant, may help people recover from a stroke.
Does Depression Impact Stroke Recovery?
Recovering from stroke can be hard. New research suggests that mental health may affect recovery from a stroke.
At Risk for Stroke?
Taking any medication requires patients to balance the risks and benefits of the drug. But these vary by person because every person is unique. Antidepressants, for example, affect different people in different ways.
Few Screened for Post-Stroke Depression
Depression is common after a stroke, but a new study suggests that doctors are assessing few stroke patients, potentially offering too much treatment to some patients and too little to others who may need anti-depressants.
Uncertainty and Depression After a Stroke
Depression is a common symptom among people who have strokes. Understanding their condition and what to expect might help with this depression.
Stroke Caregivers & Depression
Taking care of a stroke patient can be a difficult and time-consuming task. Stroke patient caregivers need all the support they can get.