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Podcast 150: Depression (and antidepressant use) after stroke or TIA
Joe Elia • March 29th, 2012
Categories: Audio, depression, screening, stroke, transient ischemic attack, Uncategorized
After stroke or transient ischemic attack, depression is more common than among the general population, and the risk for depression extends beyond the early time period after the event.
More alarmingly, less than a third of those with persistent depression — defined as depression detected both at 3 and 12 months after the cerebrovascular event — receive antidepressant medication.
We offer an interview with Dr. Nada El Husseini, first author of a study published online in Stroke that presents the data supporting those observations.
Stroke abstract (free)