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Following stroke, many patients experience a heightened tendency to cry. The aim of the present study was to provide a detailed description of this behavior and its accompaniments. Thirty stroke patients who had cried in the previous month were studied using a detailed structured clinical interview. There was a wide range of frequency of crying. The components of crying combine in a more complex and varied way than commonly held stereotyped views suggest. No distinct subtypes were identified. Further research is required to determine the relationship between emotionalism and the frequency and severity of symptoms of depression.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Gen Hosp Psychiatry

Publication Date

09/1992

Volume

14

Pages

315 - 321

Keywords

Activities of Daily Living, Adult, Affect, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Cerebrovascular Disorders, Crying, Female, Humans, Incidence, Interpersonal Relations, Interview, Psychological, Male, Middle Aged, Risk Factors, Severity of Illness Index