Poststroke Depression: A Scientific Statement for Healthcare Professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

American Heart Association Stroke Council, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research

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Abstract

Poststroke depression (PSD) is common, affecting approximately one third of stroke survivors at any one time after stroke. Individuals with PSD are at a higher risk for suboptimal recovery, recurrent vascular events, poor quality of life, and mortality. Although PSD is prevalent, uncertainty remains regarding predisposing risk factors and optimal strategies for prevention and treatment. This is the first scientific statement from the American Heart Association on the topic of PSD. Members of the writing group were appointed by the American Heart Association Stroke Council's Scientific Statements Oversight Committee and the American Heart Association's Manuscript Oversight Committee. Members were assigned topics relevant to their areas of expertise and reviewed appropriate literature, references to published clinical and epidemiology studies, clinical and public health guidelines, authoritative statements, and expert opinion. This multispecialty statement provides a comprehensive review of the current evidence and gaps in current knowledge of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, outcomes, management, and prevention of PSD, and provides implications for clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e30-e43
JournalStroke
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

Keywords

  • AHA Scientific Statements
  • depression
  • management
  • prevention & control
  • screening
  • stroke
  • treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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    American Heart Association Stroke Council, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, & Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (2017). Poststroke Depression: A Scientific Statement for Healthcare Professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke, 48(2), e30-e43. https://doi.org/10.1161/STR.0000000000000113