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Resilience protects against depression in people affected by stroke
  1. Melissa Diaz1,
  2. Myriam Cadet1,
  3. Cindy Etienne2
  1. 1Nursing, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  2. 2Nursing, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Myriam Cadet, Nursing, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA; myriamjeancadet{at}yahoo.com

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Commentary on: Zhou X, Liu Z, Zhang W, et al. Resilience is associated with post-stroke depression in Chinese stroke survivors: a longitudinal study. J Affect Disord 2020.

Implications for research and practice

  • Future research needs to investigate the relationship between resilience and post-stroke depression, how it affects patient care and coping mechanisms during a crisis.

  • In clinical practice, nurses need to better understand how psychological resilience contributes to emotional distress, stress and poststroke anxiety and depression and be prepared to assess a patient's resilience to facilitate early and effective management of poststroke depression.

Context

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2020) acknowledged that after a stroke patients might present with long-term or lifelong disabilities that can take weeks, months or even years to develop.1 One of the long-term conditions associated with stroke is depression.1 Patients may need treatment, therapy and care poststroke depression (PSD) …

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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