, Volume 39, Issue 7, pp 639-643
Date: 21 Jul 2009

Depressive Disorders in Stroke Patients

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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.

Translated from Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii imeni S. S. Korsakova, Stroke Supplement, No. 22, 2008, pp. 10–15.