POST-STROKE PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS: AN OVERVIEW ON ITS SCREENING AND MANAGEMENT

  • Keerthana Chandrasekar Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.
  • Nakka Gautam Sai Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.
  • Princy Sabu John Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.
  • Sruthi Ninan Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.
  • Raja D Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.
  • Ponnusankar S Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

Stroke is the third leading cause of death. Stroke occurs when an insufficient amount of blood is supplied to the brain due to a thrombus or an emboli leading to permanent tissue damage. Lesions in the brain can lead to psychiatric complications. The prevalence of psychiatric complications after stroke is very common. Psychiatric complications such as depression, anxiety, apathy, pseudobulbar effects (laughing and crying), mania, psychosis, and bipolar disorders are seen after stroke. In this review, various psychiatric disorders are reported among post-stroke survivors in which depression and anxiety are common. Consequently, apathy, pseudobulbar effects, catastrophic reactions, psychosis, bipolar disorder, and mania are also observed after stroke. Therefore, early detection and management of psychiatric disorders prevent further complications and improve the quality of life in post-stroke patients.

Keywords: Post-stroke psychiatric disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Apathy, Catastrophic reactions, Mania.

Author Biographies

Keerthana Chandrasekar, Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.

Dept. of Pharmacy Practice

Clinical Resident

 

Nakka Gautam Sai, Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.

Dept. of Pharmacy Practice

Pharm D Intern

Princy Sabu John, Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.

Dept. of Pharmacy Practice

Pharm D Intern

Sruthi Ninan, Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.

Dept. of Pharmacy Practice

Pharm D Intern

Raja D, Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.

Dept. of Pharmacy Practice

Asst. Professor

Ponnusankar S, Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.

Dept. of Pharmacy Practice

Professor & Head

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Chandrasekar, K., N. G. Sai, P. S. John, S. Ninan, R. D, and P. S. “POST-STROKE PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS: AN OVERVIEW ON ITS SCREENING AND MANAGEMENT”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 12, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 11-15, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2019.v12i1.26047.
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