Acupuncture for Ischemic Post-stroke Depression


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- in accordance with diagnosis of ischemic stroke in International Classification of Diseases—10 163, (ICD-10 163);
- diagnosis of a major depressive episode according to the depression module of the Structured Clinical Interview for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV (DSM-IV)or Chinese Classification and Diagnostic Criteria of Mental Disorders-3(CCMD-3)
- age of a subject is between 40 and 80 years old, male or female;
- most recently experience an ischemic post-stroke depression and recent (<6 months);
- conscious, examination cooperation, without aphasia and severe cognitive impairment;
- capacity to provide written consent for both research assessment and treatment.

Exclusion Criteria

- participation in any clinical trial within the previous or taking antidepressant treatment 2 weeks prior to baseline;
- presence of severe cognitive dysfunction, indicated the Mini-mental State Examination (MMSE) score of < 17
- presence of severe aphasia;
- had a history of psychiatric illness or depression
- impaired hepatic , renal function., hematological systems and so on;
- those who can not cooperate with treatment;
- pregnant women or women in lactation
- presence of another chronic disorder, including chronic alcoholism or durg abuse