Hello and welcome! I'm sorry you're having such a rough time!
Depending on where in your brain you had the stroke, that could cause you to feel depressed. A person who has a stroke on the left side of the brain (causing the right-side of the body to be affected) often deal with a lot of emotional lability, sadness and depression.
I would ask to see a neurologist, and talk about that first, because if the stroke is playing a big role in the depression, it would be approached a little differently, possibly with meds and cognitive therapy.
Once you talk with a neurologist...if the stroke doesn't seem to be a causative factor, then you really should seek some professional help. Therapy is a must. You're dealing with the aftermath of a stroke that has changed your body and is affecting your function. That's very traumatic. Ask your doc for a referral to a psychiatrist, so you can further explore some treatment options. You actually could do BOTH the neuro and the psych doctors. That's a good idea.
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