Depression After Stroke-Analysis of 297 Stroke Patients

Stroke is commonly followed by some form of psychiatric disturbance. Association and severity of depression at the 3rd and 12th months after stroke in patients and controls were compared. Two registers of stroke patients were maintained over 2 years period in two different centers – one in Barisal Town and other in Mitford Hospital, Dhaka. A total of 297 first-ever strokes were registered. These patients were called back at the 3rdand 12thmonth interview and assessment. Beck’s Depression Inventory (BDI), with 10 as the cut off point for depression, was applied Co161 of 212 survivors at the 3rd


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