One in Four Stroke Patients Suffer PTSD

According to the latest research news released on Science Daily, One in Four Stroke Patients Suffer PTSD.

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.  Moreover, one in nine experience chronic PTSD more than a year later. The data suggests that each year nearly 300,000 stroke/TIA survivors will develop PTSD symptoms as a result of the cardiac event.  The study, led by Columbia University Medical Center researchers, was published on or about June 19, 2013, in the online edition of PLOS ONE.

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