This week: Post-stroke depression, genetic testing and transgender surgery
Rehabilitation psychologist Michelle Woogen explains that when a person is recovering from stroke, caregivers watch out for "post-stroke depression." Symptoms may include a sad mood, crying, low motivation or changes in sleeping or eating behavior.
On this episode of “HealthLink on Air,” she talks about treatment -- which could include medication, psychotherapy or both -- and why treatment is important, since untreated depression can impede stroke recovery.
Also this week: transgender surgery, plus why one ethicist opted against genetic testing. Tune in Sunday, October 14 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more on WRVO.