TIA a mental health risk
The research, from the department of neurology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany, is the first to analyse whether a TIA and the knowledge of an increased risk for stroke can lead patients to develop psychiatric problems.
Younger patients and patients finding it difficult to cope with stress in general were more likely to report symptoms of PTSD following TIA.
According to the researchers, a patient’s fear of having a stroke and their poor coping behaviours may contribute to a risk of PTSD.
While these fears may be partly