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Title: Emotional lability after stroke.
Austin Authors: Morris, P L;Robinson, R G;Raphael, B
Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Victoria.
Issue Date: 1-Dec-1993
Publication information: The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 27(4): 601-5
Abstract: The aims of this study were (i) to determine the frequency of emotional lability following first ever stroke, and (ii) to identify factors associated with this condition. Sixty-six consecutive inpatients with first ever stroke were surveyed two months post stroke for the presence of emotional lability. Demographic, clinical, psychiatric and stroke lesion characteristics were also assessed. Emotional lability was present in 12 of the 66 patients (prevalence: 18%). Emotional lability occurred independently of post stroke depression. Single lesions located in anterior regions of the cerebral hemispheres had four times the odds of emotional lability than lesions located anywhere else (p < 0.05). Emotional lability is a common emotional-behavioural syndrome following stroke and is probably a separate condition from post stroke depression. The aetiology of this condition is possibly related to the consequences of injury to anterior regions of the cerebral hemispheres.
Gov't Doc #: 8135684
Journal: The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Affective Symptoms.diagnosis.physiopathology.psychology
Brain Mapping
Cerebral Cortex.physiopathology
Cerebral Hemorrhage.diagnosis.physiopathology.psychology
Cerebral Infarction.diagnosis.physiopathology.psychology
Cerebrovascular Disorders.diagnosis.physiopathology.psychology
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders.diagnosis.physiopathology.psychology
Depressive Disorder.diagnosis.physiopathology.psychology
Disability Evaluation
Dominance, Cerebral.physiology
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Neuropsychological Tests
Sick Role
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