Mood-boosting mint and herb mix helps stroke patients fight depression

Depression is one of the greatest challenges you might face in recovering from a stroke. In fact, over 31% of stroke patients experience chronic symptoms including lack of interest or energy, feelings of sadness, guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, and poor concentration or difficulty in making decisions. Needless to say, these can…

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‘Visualizing’ depression before it takes hold could lessen the emotional burden of stroke

Learning to come to terms with the physical changes that can characterize a post-stroke life requires a lot of attention. Therefore, it can be easy to ignore the emotional burden that comes with the condition. But with disorders such as depressed mood (which if left unchecked can develop into major depressive disorder (MDD) being a…

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Can statins reduce the risk of depression in the first year after stroke?

Depression after stroke can hit anyone. A big part of stroke recovery is learning to accept that things might not be exactly the same. We are constantly learning about new ways to overcome the everyday challenges presented by stroke recovery. However, things aren’t always easy. And when things start to get difficult, depression can affect…

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Get your game on: new study highlights the role of gaming in the war against post-stroke depression

It’s no secret that rehabilitation following a stroke is tough. Depression can cloud the road to recovery. Up to this point, depression required the intervention of a professional therapist with a personalized (and costly) approach to treatment. Well, for those of you who are walking that road, a new study might help lift some of…

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