Journal article

Are there two depressive syndromes after stroke?

PL Morris, RB Shields, MJ Hopwood, RG Robinson, B Raphael

The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease | Published : 1994


The objective of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics of minor depression after stroke and to compare this disorder with poststroke major depression and the nondepressed state. Ninety-four stroke inpatients were examined 8 weeks after stroke and reexamined 15 months later. Twenty-one (22%) of the 94 patients suffered from minor depression, 14 (15%) suffered from major depression, and 59 (63%) were not depressed. Minor depressed patients were twice as symptomatic as nondepressed patients but were only half as symptomatic as major depressed patients. Minor depressed patients were more likely than nondepressed patients to have a previous history of stroke and were more physic..

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