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Mood problems are common after stroke with reported rates of depression, apathy and distress significantly higher than in the general population Anxiety is common in the general population but its presence in stroke patients has been relatively under-recognised both in clinical and research settings. More recent research has argued for the importance of subtypes of anxiety (for example, panic disorder; specific or simple phobias) for understanding its impact and for developing and delivering suitable interventions or adapting those shown to be effective in the general adult population

Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins, Managing Editor of the International journal of Stroke spoke to Professor Peter Knapp from the  Department of Health Sciences, University of York in the UK, submitting author for the article Frequency of anxiety after stroke: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.

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