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Study: Prozac may also help stroke patients

January 10, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A drug used for treating depression may also help stroke patients, according to a new study.Researchers said patients who took Prozac regained more muscle function than others recovering from a stroke in a study published in The Lancet Neurology.

Scientists think Prozac improves motor recovery by increasing the level of serotonin in the central nervous system.