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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 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

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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

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Dr. Veena Govila answered

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Take it as it does help little depression involved.

Answered Mar 18, 2014

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