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Sadness is different from depression. Sadness is usually intermittent in that it comes and goes. It is perfectly normal to feel sad or lost after suffering a stroke. Sadness that does not leave may indicate depression.
Most stroke survivors and their loved ones may slip into clinical depression. It is vital to know the signs for easy recognition and to get qualified help. Depression can impede your recovery, and fortunately, there are treatment options.
Physical signs of depression;

Subtle or exaggerated changes in sleep pattern (insomnia or oversleeping)
Changes in eating pattern
Weight gain or…