Study: Lexapro may cut risk of depression in stroke patients

05/27/2008 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Stroke victims who received small doses of the antidepressant Lexapro were 4.5 times less likely to be stricken with depression compared with those who took placebo, according to a new study. The findings indicate antidepressants may impede the development of depression in some stroke patients and could result in the broader use of such drugs, the lead study author said.

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