Risk Factors for Depression in Aphasia: Clinical Implications

Ross, Katherine B. and LaPointe, Leonard L. and Katz, Richard C. (2010) Risk Factors for Depression in Aphasia: Clinical Implications. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Between 25-79% of stroke survivors suffer depression, which can limit recovery, decrease quality of life, and increase mortality. In adults with aphasia, the cause(s) of depression, and thus the means by which it can be addressed, have been unclear. Our participants with aphasia did not differ from our normal controls in presence or severity of depression. However, possible causes of depression differed between groups. In both groups, loneliness was a significant factor. In adults with aphasia, other significant factors were time poststroke, severity of language impairment, and desired control over every day events. Suggestions for research and treatment are offered.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Cheryl Brown
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2010
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2016 15:13
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
URI: http://aphasiology.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2110

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