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The Clinical pilot study of Hwangryunhaedok-tang Pharmacopunctue therapy on Post-stroke depression
Je, Jun-Tae; Lee, Sang-Kwan
Objective : The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy and safely of Hwangryunhaedok-tang Pharmacopuncture (HHT-PA) therapy on post-stroke depression (PSD) in stroke patients. Methods : Fifteen PSD patients has been recruited and evaluated with liver function test (LFT) and renal function lest (RFT) and depression scales, Beck Depress ion Inventory (BDI) and Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D) before and after HHT-PA treatment. Results : HAM-D score significantly decreased after HHT-PA treatment regard less of improving of motor function. But BDI score did not decrease significantly. All results of LFT and RFT were in normal range before and after HHT-PA treatment Conclusion : These results showed that HHT-PA decrease PSD symptoms and has safety on stroke patients, although has no effect on improving of motor impairment.
Hwangryunhaedok-tang Pharmacopuncture; Post-stroke depression; HAM-D; BDI
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