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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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REIS, Catiele  and  FARO, André. Psychological repercussions after stroke: a literature review. Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2019, vol.20, n.1, pp.16-32. ISSN 1645-0086.

This study performed an integrative literature review about the main psychological repercussions related to the adaptation of the victim after a Stroke. Four databases were used: Scopus, Science Direct, PEPSIC and SCIELO. At the end of the selection process, 33 articles were selected and analyzed based on their methods and main results. It was observed that stroke has psychological repercussions related to adaptation, affecting Quality of Life (QoL). This facilitates the triggering of psychological disorders, especially in the first six months of the disease. It is also possible to note that the first half of the disease is considered the most critical period in relation to the appearance of anxious symptoms and lowering in the level of QoL. On the other hand, after the sixth month is the appearance of depressive symptoms. Finally, it was noted that facing a stroke, victims are compelled to activate adaptive resources that may aid in the adjustment to the disease.

Keywords : stroke; adaptation; literature review.

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