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Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology

, Volume 39, Issue 7, pp 639-643

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Depressive Disorders in Stroke Patients

  • E. I. GusevAffiliated withDepartment of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Russian State Medical University
  • , A. N. BogolepovaAffiliated withDepartment of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Russian State Medical University

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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