Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology

, Volume 39, Issue 7, pp 639–643

Depressive Disorders in Stroke Patients

  • E. I. Gusev
  • A. N. Bogolepova

DOI: 10.1007/s11055-009-9185-8

Cite this article as:
Gusev, E.I. & Bogolepova, A.N. Neurosci Behav Physi (2009) 39: 639. doi:10.1007/s11055-009-9185-8

Post-stroke depression is a serious complication of ischemic stroke which has negative influences on patients’ quality of life and on recovery from symptoms and the prognosis of the underlying disease. We report here a study of the efficacy of treatment of patients with post-stroke depression with Opra, showing improvements in status in 93.3% of patients. Along with its antidepressant action, Opra had a marked anxiolytic effect. The agent had no adverse effects on the activities of daily living or cognitive functions, and produced minimal side effects.

Key words

depression ischemic stroke Opra treatment 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. I. Gusev
    • 1
  • A. N. Bogolepova
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurology and NeurosurgeryRussian State Medical UniversityMoscowRussia

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