Poststroke depression and psychosis

R. M. Dupont, C. M. Cullum, D. V. Jeste

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Stroke is capable of producing a varied spectrum of neurobehavioral syndromes that may come to the attention of the mental health professional evaluating psychiatric symptoms in elderly individuals. The neurobehavioral effects may include affective or psychotic symptoms and may occur immediately after the stroke or months to years later. The presence of underlying (or pre-existing) brain disease may have an adverse effect on the resolution of the neuropsychiatric symptoms. Although there are not treatment response studies in the area of psychosis following stroke, the response of poststroke depression to antidepressants makes attempted pharmacologic treatment of symptoms justified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-149
Number of pages17
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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