Antidepressants Improve Post-stroke 'Thinking Outside The Box'

Fri, 02 Mar 2007 10:00 AM EST

... Antidepressant treatment appears to help stroke survivors with the kind of complex mental abilities often referred to as "thinking outside the box," according to a University of Iowa study. The antidepressants' effects on study participants' abilities were independent of any changes in depression. In addition, the improvements in complex mental abilities were not seen immediately but during the course of 21 months after the treatment ended. ...