Event Date: Jan 23, 2018

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The prevalence of stroke is increasing with the aging Canadian population. One third of patients experiencing a stroke will develop post stroke depression (PSD). PSD is associated with a reduced quality of life, poorer functional outcomes and increased risk of mortality. The Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care recommend that all stroke survivors be screened for depression. These guidelines also recommend initiating a referral process for PSD patients and offering appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies. In this presentation, we will discuss the prevalence and impact of PSD, and develop an approach for the assessment and management of PSD patients


Dr. Maria Hussain, MD FRCPC, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Queen's University, Kingston, ON