Stroke Patients can suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Stroke Patients can suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderAs per a study carried out by a group of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, it has been uncovered that stroke can make a person vulnerable to suffer from yet another problem post-traumatic stress disorder.

The study has unveiled that the life threatening problem sometimes brings psychological changes. These alternations can cause the problem.

Lead researcher Donald Edmondson, Assistant Professor of behavioral medicine in the university, has found that almost 25% of those who have suffered stroke can be diagnosed with PTSD. The study has been published in the journal PLoS ONE.

This is not the end of shocking uncovering, as it has also been found that those who suffer from PTSD due to stroke gets vulnerable to suffer from other chronic problems. In order to reach at the above given result, the study researchers reviewed as many nine studies on stroke.

These studies made study researchers to go through the data of more than 1,100 survivors. There are a number of factors due to which stroke sufferers suffer from PTSD.

It's important that after suffering from a stroke, people are taken care of by a comprehensive team of doctors and other specialists, including psychologists and nurses who are very well-trained", said Dr. Rafael Ortiz, from Lenox Hill Hospital.