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Depressed Mood and Intra-Hemispheric Location of Lesion in Right Hemisphere Stroke Patients

A Finset, L Goffeng, N I Landrø, M Haakonsen
Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, Nesodden, Norway
DOI: 10.2340/165019779892116


42 stroke patients with verified right hemisphere lesions were studied. Depressed mood was measured by means of a global rating scale, and an inventory administered as a structured interview. As measured by the global ratings and one of the inventory subscales, patients with deep, retrorolandic lesions showed significantly more depressed mood than other patients. The findings are discussed in the light of current relevant research, and implications for management of depressed mood in stroke patients are suggested.

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