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The paper discusses the topical problem of depression in cerebrovascular diseases. It shows its possible causes, mechanisms of occurrence, clinical picture and negative impact on the course of cerebrovascular disease and recovery of neurological functions. There is a bilateral association between stroke and depression: on the one hand, stroke is a risk factor for the development of depression and, on the other, depression is a both direct and indirect risk factor for the development of stroke. on the other. The vascular depression concept by G.S. Alexopoulos and its main points are discussed. The author gives her own data on the prevalence of depression in dyscirculatory encephalopathy with non-dementia cognitive disorders. She gives prove that a neurologist should diagnose and treat depression and to choose antidepressants for its treatment.

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T. G. Voznesenskaya
I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy
Russian Federation


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Voznesenskaya T.G. DEPRESSION IN CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2009;1(2):9-13. (In Russ.)

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