Study Suggests Antidepressants Aid Physical Recovery in Stroke
University of Iowa
A University of Iowa study finds that patients treated with
a short course of antidepressants after a stroke have significantly greater
improvement in physical recovery than patients treated with a placebo.
Moreover, the study is the first to demonstrate that this physical recovery
continues to improve for at least nine months after the antidepressant
medication is stopped.
National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.