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A Mini-Stroke Called A TIA Can Spark Post-Traumatic Stress
National Public Radio

People who have had a very mild form of stroke called a transient ischemic attack, or TIA, are at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder, with almost one-third of people later diagnosed with PTSD, a study finds.

Earlier studies have shown that PTSD is more common in people who have had a full-blown stroke. Stroke patients also are more likely to be depressed and have lower quality of life. This appears to be the first study to look exclusively at PTSD in people with TIAs, which typically last just a few minutes and don’t have lasting symptoms.