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A 34-year-old male asked about a 66-year-old male:

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?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 35 years experience
Not directly: Anti-depressants will not improve cognition, they aid in stabilizing and improve mood, a major problem in people who suffer strokes.
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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Yes.: Yes but it takes 2 to 4 weeks on the right dose to actually get the full benefits.
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Dr. Veena Govila
62 years experience
Ssri will help: Take it as it does help little depression involved.
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Last updated Apr 16, 2014
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