Effects of stroke: Emotional effects
Your stroke can affect you physically and emotionally.
Changes after your stroke may be mild or severe. Changes may be brief or long-lasting. This depends on the area of your brain affected by the stroke and how extensive the damage is.
You may have emotional changes if the stroke damaged parts of your brain that control behavior. These changes may also be caused by your body's reaction to the stroke.
Talk with your doctor if your emotional changes become severe or if they don't go away. You may find help by talking with a counselor or psychotherapist.
Changes that may occur may include: