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Stroke in Later Years (USA)

Psychological impact

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The trauma of a brain attack can take its toll on the mental health of survivors, sometimes experience symptoms of depression surrounding their condition, anxiety about a possible recurrence or fears about how to face their future.

This 'Speaking From Experience' video clip offers first-hand experiences from people who have experienced stroke at age 50. Here, 6 participants and 2 caregivers discuss the ways in which their mental health was affected by stroke and how they managed those issues.


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