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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
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not directly

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

In brief: Not directly

Anti-depressants will not improve cognition, they aid in stabilizing and improve mood, a major problem in people who suffer strokes.
Dr. Walter Husar
Dr. Walter Husar
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Dr. Veena Govila
Internal Medicine

In brief: Ssri will help

Take it as it does help little depression involved.

In brief: Ssri will help

Take it as it does help little depression involved.
Dr. Veena Govila
Dr. Veena Govila
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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Yes.

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

In brief: Yes.

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