Stroke is the second leading cause of death. Depressive disorder is characterized by period of sad mood and anhedonia occurring for two consecutive weeks. Among stroke survivors, the consequence of physical and psychological changes can be devastating. One of those psychological changes is post-stroke depression (PSD). Stroke itself has debilitating morbidity and superimposed PSD further decreases the quality of life of patients and impairs recovery. This study leads us to know the magnitude of post stroke depression.
Abbas, Saira; Shahbaz, Naila Naeem; Umer, Muhammad Amir; Umer, Sumera Rafat; Irfan, Asfia; and Anwar, Adnan
"Depression in stroke patients; a cross sectional study highlighting the association of stroke on age and gender basis.,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 12:
4, Article 7.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol12/iss4/7