Poststroke depression

Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 1994 Jul;16(4):286-9. doi: 10.1016/0163-8343(94)90008-6.


Sixty-eight patients with stroke were investigated to assess their mood state. Nearly half of them were found to be depressed; according to DSM-III-R, 6 of these were diagnosed as suffering from major depression and the rest from adjustment disorder with depressive mood. A significant relationship was found between mood state on the one hand, and daily living activities and Type A behavior pattern on the other.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living / psychology
  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Adjustment Disorders / diagnosis
  • Adjustment Disorders / psychology*
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / psychology
  • Cerebral Infarction / psychology
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / psychology*
  • Depressive Disorder / diagnosis
  • Depressive Disorder / psychology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sick Role*
  • Type A Personality