Depression among patients with stroke

Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1989 Aug;80(2):118-24. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0447.1989.tb01312.x.


Ninety-two stroke patients and 30 control patients participated in this study. Stroke patients showed a higher frequency of depression than controls. Stroke patients with the lesion in the right hemisphere were more depressed than patients with the lesion in the left hemisphere. No correlation was found between the degree of depression and the degree of impaired physical function, degree of aphasia or volume of lesion.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cerebral Infarction / diagnosis
  • Cerebral Infarction / psychology*
  • Depressive Disorder / diagnosis
  • Depressive Disorder / psychology*
  • Dominance, Cerebral*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / diagnosis
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / psychology*
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Risk Factors
  • Sick Role*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed