Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Atsushi Araki

Atsushi Araki
Metabolism, and Endocrinology, Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital,

  • Review Article
    Psychological Risk Factors for the Development of Stroke in the Elderly
    Author(s): Atsushi Araki and Hideki ItoAtsushi Araki and Hideki Ito

    The increased risk of stroke with old age cannot be entirely explained by conventional risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, smoking, and hyperlipidemia. Incident stroke has also been associated with depression, other negative feelings, or stressors, like life events, disabilities, and earthquakes; in contrast, protective psychological factors against stressors that include optimism, positive coping style, positive attitude toward aging, and a sense of coherence have been associated with a reduced incidence of stroke. Thus, enhancing protective psychological factors may be an advantageous approach to preventing the development of stroke. However, further studies are necessary to understand the mechanism by which psychological factors influence the risk of stroke and atherosclerosis. Sense of coherence reflects the ability to cop.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9562.1000147

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