Some Questions of the Mixed Anxiety-Depressive Disorders in Patients with Cerebellar Stroke in the Early Period of Convalescence

V. A. Kutashov, O. V. Ulyanova, I. S. Protasov, A. P. Skorokhodov, O. V. Zolotaryov, L. S. Nemykh, E. S. Ananyeva, A. A. Dudina, M. V. Uvarova

International Journal of Biomedicine. 2020;10(2):108-111.
DOI: 10.21103/Article10(2)_OA3
Originally published June 15, 2020.


Background: The objective of this study was to investigate the medico-social and mixed anxiety–depressive disorders (MADD) in patients with cerebellar stroke (CS) in the early recovery period.
Methods and Results: The study included 140 patients (87/62% men and 53/38% women) with average age of 57.2±2.2 years. Patients were examined in the early recovery period (6 months from the onset of the disease). The level of anxiety and depression was assessed using the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression. In the early recovery period from CS, the difeferent types of MADD were diagnosed. A high level of depression was found in 3.57% of patients, the average level - in 27.86%, mild depression - in 33.57% of patients, and the absence of depressive symptoms in 35% of patients. A high level of anxiety in 17.50% of CS patients, a moderate level of anxiety in 47.86%, a low anxiety level in 45.0%, and no anxiety in 2(1.43%) patients.
Conclusion: Different levels of MADD in CS patients in the early period of convalescence need individual specific treatment.

acute cerebrovascular accident • cerebellar stroke • mixed anxiety–depressive disorders
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Received April 20, 2020.
Accepted May 27, 2020.
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