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Wai Kwong Tang

Wai Kwong Tang

Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Title: Structural and functional MRI correlates of Poststroke Depression

Biography

Biography: Wai Kwong Tang

Abstract

Depression is common following an acute stroke. Poststroke Depression (PSD) have notable impacts on the function recovery and quality of life of stroke survivors. Incidence decreased across time after stroke, but prevalence of PSD tend to be stable. Many studies have explored the association between lesion location and the incidence of PSD. For example, lesions in frontal lobe, basal ganglia and deep white matter have been related with PSD. Furthermore, cerebral microbleeds and functional changes in brain networks have also been implicated in the development of PSD. In this presentation, evidences of such association between the above structural and functional brain changes and PSD will be reviewed.