Stroke remains one of the most common and devastating neurological disorders in the world, presenting clinicians with a continuing challenge in seeking its prevention and alleviation. Stroke ranks as the third leading killer in the United States. It is the most common cause of adult disability. Each year, more than 500,000 Americans have a stroke and about 145,000 die from stroke-related causes. Psychiatric symptoms have been recognized as important factors determining the integration of people with stroke back into the community. Patients recovering from a stroke are under the care of a team of specialists, including physicians, physiotherapists, speech and occupational therapists, and neurologists.