Compared with a group of people who have not had a stroke, patients are significantly more likely to be depressed. So among adults who had not had a stroke, the percentage of those who had depression was 5-13.
The researchers noted that post-stroke depression may be a normal psychological response to stress from the risk of injury, disability, or death. However, structural, electrophysiological or biochemical changes in the brain may also affect the development of the disorder.
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