A stroke can affect people in a variety of different ways, such as impacting muscle movement, cognition, speech, and even personalities. Emotional and behavioral changes can sometimes be the most challenging for both stroke survivors and their loved ones. Emotional and behavioral changes can be caused by the physical changes
Depression and anxiety are common side effects experienced by many stroke patients. These effects can be heightened due to worries surrounding reintegrating back into everyday life when physical or mental abilities have changed. For these patients, it can be extremely beneficial to remember to attend to their mental health needs.