Research Update

SSRIs and Intracerebral Hemorrhage Risk

Topics: Bleeding | Citalopram | Depression | Escitalopram | Fluoxetine | Geriatric | Hemorrhagic | Intra-cerebral hemorrhage | Mortality | Paroxetine | Post-stroke depression | Prozac | Serotonin Specific Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) | Sertraline | SSRIs | Stroke

REVIEW OF: Kubiszewski P et al, JAMA Neurol 2020;e203142. Epub ahead of print. Depression after strokes is very common, affecting about 50% of stroke patients. Many such patients are treated with SSRIs, which are generally effective but potentially dangerous because they can increase the risk of bleeding due to impaired platelet aggregation. This is

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