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Depression After Stroke & TIA

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A North Carolina study team has found that the rates of depression at 3 and 12 months after hospitalization appear to be similar in stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients. Among the findings:

Following Stroke

Following TIA

Proportional Frequency of Depression at 3 Months

17.9%

14.3%

Proportional Frequency of Depression at 12 Months

16.4%

12.8%

Rate of Newly Identified Depression Between Months 3 and 12

8.7%

6.2%

Antidepressant Use in Those With Persistent Depression

67.9%

70.0%

 

Abstract: Stroke, June 2012.

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