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How Common is Depression After a Stroke?

February 24, 2023
Joshua Z Willey, MD

Joshua Z. Willey, MD

First-term Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman, who suffered a stroke during his campaign last year, has announced that he is undergoing hospital treatment for severe depression.

“Studies have estimated that between 20% and 40% of stroke patients develop depression, depending on how you define it,” says Joshua Willey, MD, associate professor of neurology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and a stroke specialist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

CUIMC spoke with Willey about the symptoms patients and their families should look out for and why treatment for depression after stroke is important. [read more]

Source CUIMC Newsroom