Anti-depressants may do more than just treat the blues after a stroke

Surviving a stroke is a big deal, and many people face depression afterward. Treating depression in stroke is fairly common, and the standard medication is SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors). Lately, scientists wondered if SSRIs could help stroke patients more than just simply lifting their mood. Because of how they affect the brain, it’s not…

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The importance of energy — could an energy-rich diet be key in the acute phase of stroke?

We all know that it’s important to eat a balanced diet. Studies indicate that a ‘Mediterranean diet’ high in unsaturated fat and low in red meat and saturated fat can reduce the risk of stroke complications (including the risk of recurrent stroke), but it seems it might not just be what you eat that is…

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