Stroke Survivor’s Long-term Improvements

Summer 2007 CSANews Issue 63  |  Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.Back to list

Stroke survivors who have damaged the area of the brain that controls “executive function” may find that antidepressants have a long-term positive impact on their recovery. A group of stroke survivors was divided into two. One group was given antidepressants; the other, placebos. After 21 months, the cognitive test scores of the group who took antidepressants improved and the placebo group’s scores worsened.