Stroke survivors more likely to contemplate suicide

02/8/2013 | HealthDay News

Stroke survivors were more likely to have suicidal thoughts compared with heart attack, diabetes and cancer patients, according to an analysis of the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. The study, presented at the annual meeting of the American Stroke Association, also found that 17% of stroke survivors suffer from depression. "Given the high prevalence of suicidal thoughts among stroke survivors, perhaps regular screening for suicidal ideation, in addition to depression, is warranted," lead investigator Dr. Amytis Towfighi said.

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