Mood Disorders & Stroke

Trusted Tips from Our Expert Care Team

It is common for people to experience feelings of depression, frustration, and the like after having a stroke. Researchers are studying if a stroke in a certain part of the brain will lead to people having specific mood disorders.

There are many treatment options available, including medication and professional mental health counselling.

Experts recommend that after someone has had a stroke they get support from a variety of sources to help with everything from physical challenges to mood disorders. A full team to successfully rehabilitate someone who has had a stroke might include physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, vocational therapists, rehabilitation nurses, social workers, a member of the clergy, a case manager, an in-home caregiver, and a variety of other professionals.

In addition, it can be beneficial to join a support group of other stroke survivors. A support group might be able to meet in person or online. Getting out and engaging with others can have a benefit to one’s well-being, as well.

Consider, too, that nutrition can impact moods, and the better the diet, the better the mood. Regular physical activity can also be a mood booster as well as part of one’s rehabilitation.

Contact Homewatch CareGivers® today for more information about our stroke mood disorder tips.