A Brief Behavioral Intervention Can Reduce Depression in Stroke Survivors – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. As many as one-third of stroke survivors develop post-stroke depression. Dr. Patricia A. Grady, Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research says a new study finds that a behavior intervention can reduce that incidence of depression.
Dr. Grady: The study was very interesting in that it did show a decrease, the endpoint was a decrease in symptoms of depression.
Narrator: Dr. Grady adds that depression can result in a poorer response to rehabilitation, a longer delay in returning to work, more social withdrawal, and increased use of health care services. For details on the study, visit www.ninr.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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