Depending on the type of stroke, its severity, and the location of the damage in your brain, the effects of a stroke can be permanent. If symptoms disappear within a few hours, it is called a transient ischemic attack (TIA). You may be relieved when the symptoms go away, but this can still indicate severe problems for which you should seek medical attention. If you can quickly get treatment for a stroke, your prognosis will be better. For many people, with quick treatment and good rehabilitative care, good outcomes are possible. Rehabilitation in the form of physical, occupational and speech-language therapies should begin as soon as possible. If recovery from a stroke is going to happen, it will typically happen within the first six months after the stroke. Beyond that, there is little chance for further recovery. In severe instances, lifelong assistance and accommodations may be necessary.