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Post-traumatic stress risk from stroke

25th February 2009

A British study has shown that many people who suffer a stroke also experience post-traumatic stress disorder as a consequence of the attack.

Over one third - 37% - of 105 people reviewed by the study showed a "positive" result when tested for PTSD. Professor Allan House of the Stroke Association said: "Doctors do realise this type of stroke is stressful for the patient, but they do not always ask the patient about anxiety and depression. Someone needs to."


 

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