Home > Stroke: Changes in Emotions
Emotional reactions after a
stroke may be different from normal emotional
People who have had a stroke—usually in the front part of the brain
or in the brain stem—can lose emotional control and may switch from crying to
laughing for no apparent reason.
People who have had a stroke may act differently because they feel
isolated and have vision problems. They may:
This is more likely to occur when someone has to stay in bed for long
periods of time. And it is more likely to be a problem at night. A radio
playing softly in the bedroom or a dim light beside the bed may be helpful
during the night.
April 4, 2012
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Richard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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