A 66-year-old male 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?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Walter Husar answered
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
Dr. Linda Callaghan answered
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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