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Front. Psychiatry | doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00761

Diversiform Etiologies for Post-stroke Depression

 Zan Wang1,  Yanmin Shi1, Fangfang Liu1, Jia Nan1, Junya Gao1, Xiaomin Pang1 and  Fang Deng1*
  • 1First Bethune Hospital of Jilin University, China

After the onset of stroke, many patients suffer from emotional behavior changes. Approximately, one-third of stroke survivors are affected by post-stroke depression (PSD), making it a serious social and public health problem. PSD has an important impact on the course, recovery and prognosis of stroke. The pathogenesis of PSD is very complex, involving many factors such as biological mechanism and social psychological mechanisms. This article provides a brief review of the hot issues related to etiologies of post-stroke depression.

Keywords: Post-stroke depression (PSD), Stroke, default mood network, Depression, Biological mechanism, social psychological mechanisms

Received: 14 Oct 2018; Accepted: 20 Dec 2018.

Edited by:

Chunxue Wang, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Behavioral Neurology and Clinical Psychology, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, China

Reviewed by:

Chunyan Zhu, Anhui Medical University, China
Yuan Yang, Department of Neurosurgery, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China  

Copyright: © 2018 Wang, Shi, Liu, Nan, Gao, Pang and Deng. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Prof. Fang Deng, First Bethune Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China,