A Brief Behavioral Intervention Can Reduce Depression in Stroke Survivors – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. A clinical trial involving over 100 stroke survivors who exhibited symptoms of post-stroke depression shows that individualized counseling sessions can reduce depression.
Dr. Grady: This study gives hope to people whose family members are suffering from depression after a stroke.
Narrator: Dr. Patricia A. Grady is Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research.
Dr. Grady: What it indicates is that there are behavioral interventions, counseling interventions, that can be carried out that will in fact improve the health of their family members.
Narrator: Dr. Grady points out that counseling could be used alone or in conjunction with antidepressant medications. For details, 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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