A member asked:

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?

5 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Walter Husar answered

Specializes in Neurology

Anti-depressants will not improve cognition, they aid in stabilizing and improve mood, a major problem in people who suffer strokes.

Answered Apr 16, 2014


Dr. Linda Callaghan answered

Specializes in Addiction Medicine

Yes but it takes 2 to 4 weeks on the right dose to actually get the full benefits.

Answered Mar 17, 2014


Dr. Veena Govila answered

Specializes in

Take it as it does help little depression involved.

Answered Mar 18, 2014



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