Bincy Ravi1, Shahin S2, Prasobh GR2
Of Pharmacology, Sree Krishna College Of Pharmacy And Reaerch Center, TVM
2.Docter Of Pharmacy Students, Sree Krishna
College Of Pharmacy And Research Centre, TVM
The third leading cause
of death is stroke, mainly occurred in patients with 50 years or more and it is
described as a sudden loss of blood flow to the brain that leads to
irreversible tissue damage caused by thrombotic, embolic, or hemorrhagic
events. While stroke related psychiatric complications have been recognized for
over a century, they have never received the same degree of attention as post
stroke motor deficits, language difficulties, or intellectual disturbances.
Some of these stroke clinical complications, such as depression and whereas
anxiety or emotional liability are other complications. Depression after stroke
is associated with a lower quality of life and also with a higher risk of
dying. After a stroke, approximately one third of patients experience
depression. It’s important to correctly test for and diagnosis post stroke
depression, as well as determine the seriousness of the disease. PSD is related
to a variety of stroke risk factors and it can be fatal if left untreated.
There is good evidence that early initiation of antidepressant treatment is associated
with a decreased risk of developing and successful prevention of PSD in non
depressed stroke patients. PSD requires special care, and consensus on the
diagnosis and treatment of PSD should be achieved.
Antidepressant, depression, Post stroke depression, Stroke