Post-traumatic stress risk from stroke25th 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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Title: Post-traumatic stress risk from stroke
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 10337
Date Added: 25th Feb 2009