||Menlove, L., Crayton, E., Kneebone, I., Allen-Crooks, R., Otto, E., & Harder, H. (2015). Predictors of anxiety after stroke: a systematic review of observational studies. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: The Official Journal of National Stroke Association, 24(6), 1107-1117. doi:10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2014.12.036
||Based on a review of 18 studies concludes that prestroke depression, stroke severity, early anxiety, and dementia or cognitive impairment after stroke are the main predictors of poststroke anxiety. Older age, physical disability or impairment, and use of antidepressant drugs were not associated with anxiety.