Apathy and depression following stroke

Sergio E. Starkstein*, Facundo Manes

*Corresponding author for this work

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Depression and apathy are the two most frequent behavioral complications of stroke. This article reviews the prevalence of these conditions in poststroke patients, as well as their clinical correlates, longitudinal course, and possible mediators. A number of controlled clinical trials of the efficacy of various drugs in the treatment of poststroke depression are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-50
Number of pages8
JournalCNS Spectrums
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


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