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2013-11-06 10:56:53

MiRNAs likely play an important role in the occurrence and development of depression, and can be used as potential targets for treatment of depression. Studies have shown that miR-137 expression is downregulated in the brain from depression patients with suicidal behavior. Moreover, miR-137 expression is also downregulated in peripheral blood from stroke patients. However, it is not yet known if miRNAs are associated with post-stroke depression. To test this, Dr. Lixia Zhao and colleagues...

2012-06-05 09:50:08

Researchers studying stroke patients have found a strong association between impairments in a network of the brain involved in emotional regulation and the severity of post-stroke depression. Results of the study are published online in the journal Radiology. "A third of patients surviving a stroke experience post-stroke depression (PSD)," said lead researcher Igor Sibon, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology at the University of Bordeaux in Bordeaux, France. "However, studies have failed to...

2012-03-29 23:35:25

Depression is more prevalent among stroke and transient ischemic attack survivors than in the general population, researchers reported in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke. While most patients with stroke in the study had only mild disability, and only a fraction of those with TIAs had severe disability, depression rates were similar. "The similar rates of depression following stroke and TIA could be due to similarities in the rates of other medical conditions or to the...

2012-03-29 22:45:04

People who have experienced a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) experience high rates of depression, but up to two-thirds of them are undertreated, according to new findings from Duke University Medical Center. Daniel Laskowitz, M.D., a professor of medicine at Duke and the senior author of the study published today in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, called the findings "striking." Because depression was just as common in TIA, which typically does not result in...

2011-03-15 15:50:46

Stroke patients who are not successfully treated for depression are at higher risk of losing some of their capability to function normally, according to a study in the March 15, 2011 issue of the journal Neurology. Although as many as a third of those who experience a stroke develop depression, a new study by researchers from the Regenstrief Institute, the schools of health and rehabilitation sciences and of medicine at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the Richard L....

2011-03-14 20:50:14

People who have a stroke are more likely to be dependent if they are depressed, older or have other medical problems, according to a study published in the March 15, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Post-stroke depression is a common problem. About 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year and one third of survivors develop depression as a result," said study author Arlene Schmid, PhD, OTR, with the...

2009-06-25 15:46:04

Even when patients recover most functional ability in the first months after a blood-clot related stroke, they gradually become more dependent over the next five years "“ especially those with Medicaid or no private insurance "“ according to a large study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.Based on their recovery level after the first six months, the odds of patients having a full recovery (living independently or needing very little assistance) fell as...

2006-03-20 14:20:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Stroke patients who partake in a therapeutic exercise program may experience a reduction in depressive symptoms, according to the results of a study published the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Along with physical disability, depression is common in stroke patients, Dr. Sue-Min Lai, of the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, and colleagues point out. Previous studies have found that physical exercise can reduce symptoms in depressed...


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