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Nearly 1 in 4 Stroke Patients Suffer PTSD Symptoms

(6/24/2013)

Nearly 1 in 4 Stroke Patients Suffer PTSD Symptoms
Psych Central
June 23, 2013

One in four people who survive a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) within the first year after the event, according to a new study.  The study, led by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center, also found that one in nine patients experience chronic PTSD more than a year later.  The data suggest that each year nearly 300,000 stroke/TIA survivors will develop PTSD symptoms, the study noted.

View the full article here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/06/23/nearly-1-in-4-stroke-patients-suffer-ptsd-symptoms/56321.html


Keywords: stroke, patients, PTSD, symptoms



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