This guide talks about some of the most common emotional changes people experience after a stroke, why they happen and what you can do about them. It’s aimed at people who have had a stroke.
Depression affects about one third of stroke survivors, and the Stroke Association is a partner in the Depression: Asking the Right Questions project. Launched yesterday, the results of the project are now available in a report, setting out the top 10 priorities for depression research.
Anxiety and depression are common after a stroke. Mindfulness is becoming an increasingly popular way for people to manage their psychological health. This study aims to refine and test a mindfulness course specifically designed for people affected by stroke.
In stroke survivors, does the clinical effectiveness of 6 months treatment with fluoxetine depend upon its effects on synaptic plasticity in the brain? Can a drug used for depression help stroke recovery by changing connections between brain cells?
This research will study 300 stroke survivors who have fatigue but not depression. It aims to identify factors independently associated with fatigue after stroke to help doctors find the best ways to treat and manage the condition.
Depression affects about one third of stroke survivors and the Stroke Association would again like to support MQ in promoting this important survey.
Today, the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) launched a new spotlight report highlighting the positive difference medical research charities are making for mental health patients across the UK.
Understanding the difficulty in controlling emotions after stroke
Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is usually associated with high blood pressure, and causes 20% of all strokes. It is the main cause of cognitive changes and dementia associated with stroke. Behavioural symptoms such as apathy are also common in patients with SVD.
It can be difficult and embarrassing to talk about sexual issues, but it's important you get the help you need when it comes to sex after stroke. This guide explains how stroke can bring about physical or emotional changes that can impact on your sex life.