neurology

News in brief: Benefits of antidepressants after stroke outweigh risks; Leading neuroscience research Institute under threat; Psychiatric symptoms strongest predictor of quality of life in epilepsy

Benefits of antidepressants after stroke outweigh risks The potential increase in the risk of fractures associated with the use of fluoxetine after stroke is overshadowed by its ability to prevent depression, neurologists say. Results from the FOCUS, AFFINITY and EFFECTS trials found that six months of treatment with fluoxetine was associated with a decreased pooled ...

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