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STROKE-DEPRESSION MANAGEMENT

1. Assessment and referral to a psychologist is mandated for all stroke patients (Australia Stroke Foundation Guidelines).

2. Psycho-social interventional program: psychotherapy.

3. SSRIs and TCAs also have been shown to be effective in post-stroke emotional lability.

4. SSRIs preferred because of fewer side effects compared to TCAs; methylphenidate has also been shown to be effective in post-stroke depression.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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