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Poststroke Depression: Mechanisms and Management

  • Kyung Bong KohEmail author
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Abstract

Stroke, defined as a sudden loss of blood supply to the brain leading to permanent damage caused by thrombotic, embolic, or hemorrhagic events, ranks as the leading cause of death in patients aged 50 years and older [1]. Poststroke depression is defined as depression occurring in the context of a clinically apparent stroke [2].

Keywords

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Major Depressive Disorder Stroke Survivor Electroconvulsive Therapy Adjustment Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryYonsei University College of MedicineSeodaemun-gu, SeoulKorea

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