A 66-year-old male asked:
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will ssri antidepressants work to improve cognitive functions and memory loss of a recent multi infarct stroke dementia patient, age 67. how long should he take them until we see an improvement?

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Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Not directly: Anti-depressants will not improve cognition, they aid in stabilizing and improve mood, a major problem in people who suffer strokes.
Answered on Apr 16, 2014
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Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes.: Yes but it takes 2 to 4 weeks on the right dose to actually get the full benefits.
Answered on Mar 17, 2014
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Dr. Veena Govila
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Ssri will help: Take it as it does help little depression involved.
Answered on Mar 18, 2014
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No: At the present time, there is no new or novel treatment in patients who already had a stroke. There is only prevention of future strokes.
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