Stroke Doesn’t Always Cure Depression

People who are subject to depression will, if they have a stoke, likely then still be prone to depression. That seems to be one of the discoveries in the study:

Does Prestroke Depression Impact Poststroke Depression and Treatment?Ried, L Douglas Ph.D.; Jia, Huanguang Ph.D.; Cameon, Randi M.P.H., PA-C; Feng, Hua M.S.; Wang, Xinping Ph.D.; Tueth, Michael M.D., American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2010. DOI: 10.1097/JGP.0b013e3181ca822b. The authors report:

“Conclusion: Patients’ depression status before the stroke is a significant predictor of Post-Stroke Depression (PSD)…”

(Thanks to investigator Judith Ronat for bringing this to our attention.)