Psychology & Psychiatry

Study: Optimism after stroke may speed up healing

Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States, according to the American Stroke Association. But initial research shows that being optimistic in the period after it happens indicates a faster recovery and ...

Cardiology

Spanish-speaking stroke survivors face more obstacles

Stroke survivors who speak Spanish are more likely to have low stroke literacy and a negative perception of their health care, according to a new study that called for breaking down language barriers.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Stroke survivors might need better screening for depression

Depression among stroke survivors peaks during the early months of recovery and persists for a full year, a new study finds. Experts say better screening methods are needed for this population to more effectively prevent ...

Cardiology

Optimism reduces stroke severity, inflammation

Stroke survivors with high levels of optimism had lower inflammation levels, reduced stroke severity and less physical disability after three months, compared to those who are less optimistic, according to preliminary research ...

Neuroscience

Why only some post-stroke survivors can 'copy what I say'

In an article in Brain, researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and elsewhere report which brain regions must be intact in stroke survivors with aphasia if they are to perform well in a speech entrainment ...

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