With the highest probability, acupuncture with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation seems to be the most effective with the highest probability in treating post-stroke depression.

This systematic review and network meta-analysis provides an overview of the current research evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture alone or in combination with other therapies for the treatment of post-stroke depression. Twelve different treatments are included.

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BMC Psychiatry 23, 314 (2023). doi: 10.1186/s12888-023-04749-1

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