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Clinical Observation on Shunao Jieyu Decoction For Treatment of Poststroke Depression
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Pages: 1162-1164
Year: Issue:  10
Journal: Research of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Keyword:  poststroke depressionShunao Jieyu decoctiontraditional Chinese medicine syndrome;
Abstract: Objective To investigate the effects of Shunao Jieyu decoction( SJD) for treatment of poststroke depression. Methods One hundred and sixteen patients with poststroke depression were collected,in the process of research cases fall off in 5 cases,and randomly divided into two groups: Treatment group(n = 57) treated by SJD and control group(n = 54) treated by paroxetine tablets for eight weeks. The traditional Chinese medicine( TCM) syndrome,Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression( HAMD),Scandinavia stroke scale( SSS) and security index were observed. Results After eight weeks of treatment,the cure rate and total clinical effective rate was 80. 70% and 98. 25% in treatment group,which was significantly higher than that in control group( 46. 29% and92. 59%,P <0. 05). HAMD scores in treatment group were better than that in control group after 4 weeks of treatment. SSS scores in treatment group were better than that in control group after 8 weeks of treatment. Conclusion SJD had effects on poststroke depression with TCM syndrome differentiation of qi stagnation,blood stasis and phlegm obstruction.
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