MedStats team members, Dr Ayis & Ms Crichton, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders

Dr Ayis and Ms Crichton, along with co-authors from the Division of Health and Social Care Research at King’s College London, published the following article: The natural history of depression and trajectories of symptoms long term after stroke: The prospective south London stroke register’.

The study in the Journal of Affective Disorders tested the hypotheses that there are different trajectories of symptoms after stroke. Data was obtained from the South London Stroke Register (1998-2013).

Highlights from the study:

  • ‘Four patterns of development in depression symptoms after stroke were identified.’
  • ‘Mechanisms of change in symptoms over time vary across the four patterns.’
  • ‘For appropriate and timely interventions the varying needs should be observed.’