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Psychological Effects

Many people experience emotional changes following a stroke. Some of these emotional changes may be due to damage in the brain caused by the stroke, which result in uncontrollable crying or laughter.

Depression is common after stroke. Some people avoid social situations and may lose interest in activities they previously enjoyed.

These emotional changes may also put a strain on relationships with family and friends.

Your GP or psychologist  may be able to advise you and your family on ways of coping with these changes.


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