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[Depression following intracerebral hemorrhage and the evaluation of cerebral blood flow by single photon emission tomography].

Authors
  • Masada, Tetsuya
  • Makabe, Tetsuo
  • Kunishio, Katsuzo
  • Matsumoto, Akira
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nō to shinkei = Brain and nerve
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2007
Volume
59
Issue
2
Pages
165–168
Identifiers
PMID: 17315758
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The authors studied patients who presented depression and apathy following intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Twelve patients who were admitted in our hospital were divided into two groups according to the presence of post-stroke depression (PSD). Five patients with PSD are in group A, and another seven patients without PSD are in group B. Zung-self depression scale (SDS) and apathy scale were used for screening of depression and apathy. PSD was recognized in 5 (42%) of patients following ICH. Single photon emission tomography (SPECT) suggested the reduction of cerebral blood flow (CBF) in the frontal lobe in all patients of the group A (100%), whereas only 29% of patients of the group B. The reduction of CBF in the frontal lobe might be involved in the mechanism of depression following ICH in subacute stage.

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