The fall edition of Stroke Connection, a free, quarterly magazine published by the American Stroke Association, offers a look at treatment advances for post-stroke depression and a condition that causes involuntary and often inappropriate emotional responses.
“Then & Now: Getting Better & Feeling Better,” provides information for survivors who experience cognitive, physical, emotional or communication changes after stroke.
The article outlines how treatment options have changed for survivors who suffer from depression and pseudo-bulbar affect — which is laughing or crying inappropriately or out of proportion to a stimulus.
Drug therapy and support group help, both in person and on the Internet, are valuable resources during recovery, according to the article.
Other articles in the fall edition include: Post-Stroke Pain, Helping High Blood Pressure and Addressing the Concerns of Long-Term Survivors.