Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Tag: stroke

SSRI Antidepressants Do Not Improve Depression After a Stroke

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A study in JAMA Neurology finds that antidepressants do not reduce depression symptoms more than placebo in patients recovering from a stroke.

New Study Finds Limited Effectiveness for Antidepressants After Stroke

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The researchers found that although antidepressants had a slight short-term effect on reducing the likelihood of depression diagnosis, there was no long-term improvement, nor any improvement in motor functioning.

SSRI Antidepressants Increase Surgery Risks

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There is accumulating evidence that taking SSRI antidepressants increases the risk of bleeding and other complications during surgery, according to a review published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia.

Australia Restricts Risperidone Following Stroke Link

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The Australian reports that their Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) received new data from drug company Janssen-Cilag, the developers of risperidone, ā€œindicating a more than fivefold higher risk of ā€˜cerebrovascular adverse eventsā€™ ā€” stroke or transient ischaemic Ā­attack ā€” in patients with vascular or mixed dementia on risperidone.ā€