JAMA Study: Lexapro and Problem Solving Group Therapy Reduce Depression in Stroke Victims

Teri Robert Health Guide
  • A study in the May 28 issue of JAMA reports that in the year following a stroke, patients who received the medication escitalopram (Lexapro) or participated in a problem-solving therapy group had a lower risk of depression compared to patients who received placebo.

     

    The authors of the JAMA article state,

     

    "Post-stroke depression has been shown in numerous studies to be associated with both impaired recovery in activities of daily living and increased mortality. Prevention of depression thus represents a potentially important goal."

     

    Find out more by reading Treatment Helpful in Reducing Risk of Depression After Stroke.

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Published On: May 27, 2008