Stroke has always been the dream of many patients and their families. In addition to high mortality, it is easy to cause sequelae of limb disorders. In addition, many family members will find that the patient's overall emotional control has deteriorated after a stroke, or even depressed, and they are very frustrated or lack interest in rehabilitation, and they are likely to suffer from depression. Chances of Depression After Stroke Depression is one of the important sequelae after stroke. It often occurs within 3 months after stroke, and the general proportion is about 30-40%, with more women than men.
According to the research of Shuanghe Hospital, popular database it was found that the incidence of depression in the first week after stroke was about 12%, and it continued to rise to about 20% after the first month; The depression index of the week and the first month has reached the morbid level, and at least 70-80% of the patients' anxiety index has reached the morbid level. It is currently known that the occurrence of post-stroke depression is related to the location of brain lesions, the degree of neurological damage, and the severity of daily life dysfunction. Larger brain lesions, located on the left forehead, and stroke patients who are unable to take care of themselves in daily living are more likely to have depressive symptoms.
Common symptoms of depression Common symptoms include: poor motivation for rehabilitation, loss of interest in things, low mood, inexplicable crying, sleep disturbance, pessimistic thoughts, or even thoughts of death, suicide, etc. Symptoms. Since the golden rehabilitation period for stroke is 3-6 months after the stroke, post-stroke depression will reduce the patient's willingness to do rehabilitation, slow down the speed of stroke recovery, and even miss the opportunity of the golden stroke rehabilitation period.