Depression is a well-documented sequela of stroke that may have a negative impact on functional recovery, cognition and social activity. Interventions to prevent and treat post-stroke depression and various other mood disorders are reviewed.
Author: Mark Speechley PhD
Secondary prevention should be regarded as an integral part of stroke rehabilitation. The present review provides information regarding management of modifiable risk factors, treatment of atherosclerosis and cardiac abnormalities such as atrial fibrillation and reperfusion techniques.
Interdisciplinary stroke rehabilitation is a multifaceted approach of fostering stroke recovery. This review examines specific aspects of stroke rehabilitation for efficacy.