Electroacupuncture Combined With Antidepressants for Post-stroke Depression


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- most recently experience an ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, documented by cerebral computed topographic scanning or magnetic resonance imaging
- develop significant depression, with a HAMD-17 score of 16 or greater

Exclusion Criteria

- presence of severe aphasia, especially fluent aphasia
- presence of severe cognitive dysfunction, indicated the Mini-mental State Examination (MMSE) score of < 18
- had a history of psychiatric illness other than depression
- presence of another chronic disorder, including severe Parkinson's disease, cardiac disease, cancers, epilepsy, or chronic alcoholism
- impaired hepatic or renal function
- have bleeding tendency