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Loss of appetite, unable to concentrate, depression. History of mitral valve prolapse, stroke. Treatment?

my mom seems to be behaving differently these days.she is a mitral valve and paralytic stroke patient.She has been complaining of loss of appetite, fatigue , tiredness and inability to concentrate on things.also has been very negative about everything that is happening around.I think she is suffering from depression.Today she doesnt seem to be in her senses fully as she is continuosly repeating one word ba ba ba....Im worried please help me so that i can help her to treat her problem.
Asked On : Tue, 24 Jul 2012
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Oct 2012
Hi..I think she needs psychiatric as-well-as neurological consultation. As post-stroke depression is a common presentation and she has other co-morbidity like mitral valve prolapse, so cardiological issues also need to be addressed as the choice of medication should also be judicious in case of such illness. So please consult a cardiologist, then a neurologist for her post-stroke neurodeficit & then a psychiatrist for her mood problems. Have a good health.
Answered: Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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