Chapter 9. Mood and Behavioural Changes

  1. Dr Jane Williams Consultant Nurse chair member2,
  2. Professor Lin Perry Professor of Nursing Research member3 and
  3. Professor Caroline Watkins President member4
  1. Peter Knapp Senior Lecturer

Published Online: 3 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318838.ch9

Acute Stroke Nursing

Acute Stroke Nursing

How to Cite

Knapp, P. (2010) Mood and Behavioural Changes, in Acute Stroke Nursing (eds J. Williams, L. Perry and C. Watkins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318838.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

  2. 3

    University of Technology Sydney and the Northern Network Hospitals, South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Health, Australia

  3. 4

    Clinical Practice Research Unit, School of Nursing and Caring Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161046

Online ISBN: 9781444318838



  • mood and behavioural changes following stroke;
  • psychological reactions to stroke onset;
  • early recognition, assessment and onward referral;
  • stroke and effects on patient's mood and behaviour;
  • coping with stroke and psychological models of coping;
  • robust predictor of depression after stroke;
  • depression in patients with little ‘social support’;
  • emotionalism, occurrence after stroke;
  • DSM-IV PTSD criteria;
  • impairment of attention - significant effects on patients


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Psychological reactions to the onset of stroke

  • Conclusion

  • References