The empirical evidence as it pertains to Stroke and CBT is at an early stage. There are many issues that remain unresolved and there remains a great deal of psychological research that requires to be undertaken, especially as recent metaanalyses have concluded that while CBT may improve mood post-stroke, there is insufficient evidence for the routine use of psychotherapy for the treatment of post-stroke depression (PSD) (Anderson, Hackett, & House, 2004; Hackett, Anderson, & House, 2004).


Beck Depression Inventory Stroke Survivor Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Late Life Depression Cleaning Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken Laidlaw
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  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

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