How Common is Depression After a Stroke?
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