Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Nearly 1 in 4 stroke survivors develop PTSD, study shows

I must agree with the study author, quoted here: "Strokes are among the most terrifying life-threatening events."

Read about a study showing that nearly 1 in 4 stroke survivors develop PTSD:
A stroke may leave some survivors with post-traumatic stress disorder, which may hinder their recovery, according to a study released... .
About 23% of patients who survive a stroke or transient ischemic attack, a brief interruption of blood flow to the brain, have PTSD symptoms within a year, the study finds. About 11% have chronic PTSD, in which symptoms last three months or longer, more than a year later. The study, led by Columbia University Medical Center researchers, was published online ... in the journal PLOS ONE.
"Strokes are among the most terrifying life-threatening events," says lead author Donald Edmondson."

1 comment:

J.L. Murphey said...

I can believe it Jeff. Think about things that cause PTSD, life altering events like war, death, and traumatic experiences. I can't think of a much more traumatic life changing experience than losing what you life was before pre-stroke than after a stroke.