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Names of most suitable ssri antidepressant needed for multiinfarct stroke dementia patient, 67, with minor congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, diabetes. Dosage and duration info appreciated.

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: SSRIs

There is some evidence that ssris help with post stroke remodeling where the brain works on regrowing connections between brain areas that were not killed by the stroke.
There is also evidence they help prevent post stroke depression that is very common. Not much reason to think one ssri is better than another. See your prescriber for specific dosage recommendations.

In brief: SSRIs

There is some evidence that ssris help with post stroke remodeling where the brain works on regrowing connections between brain areas that were not killed by the stroke.
There is also evidence they help prevent post stroke depression that is very common. Not much reason to think one ssri is better than another. See your prescriber for specific dosage recommendations.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: SSRI

I'd start with an anti-depressant from the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor group that have shown to be beneficial in cases of vascular dementia.
Either zoloft (sertraline) (starting at 12.5 or 25 mg wth increase to 25 or 50 mg eventually and even higher doses) or Celexa starting at 10 mg and then increasing to 20-40 mg eventually may be a good start.

In brief: SSRI

I'd start with an anti-depressant from the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor group that have shown to be beneficial in cases of vascular dementia.
Either zoloft (sertraline) (starting at 12.5 or 25 mg wth increase to 25 or 50 mg eventually and even higher doses) or Celexa starting at 10 mg and then increasing to 20-40 mg eventually may be a good start.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: Not how it works

One does not get mental health treatment on the internet.
This is not how medicine works. Treatment for these serious conditions must come from a physician who knows and is treating the patient. The health tap application clearly states that we cannot provide treatment advice.

In brief: Not how it works

One does not get mental health treatment on the internet.
This is not how medicine works. Treatment for these serious conditions must come from a physician who knows and is treating the patient. The health tap application clearly states that we cannot provide treatment advice.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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