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 IJCM  Vol.9 No.2 , February 2018
Endometriosis and Its Relationship with Depression
Abstract: INTRODUCTION: There is evidence that the physical and psychic pain resulting from endometriosis is responsible for depression, and that one disease would complicate the other. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to detect depressive symptoms in women diagnosed with endometriosis, comparing them with those without the disease, and to evaluate if there is a relationship between the presence of current depressive symptoms and in childhood/adolescence. METHODS: Were done Beck’s Depression Inventory for adults and an adaptation of the infant, both self-applied. RESULTS: Of the women with endometriosis, 66% had symptoms of depression in the Beck’s Inventory, while in the control group, 58% had some degree of depression, but Fisher’s exact test showed that it was not possible to identify the relationship between endometriosis and depression (p = 0.423). CONCLUSION: The entity endometriosis has no relation to present or past depressive symptoms. When depressed, women with endometriosis tend to have mild symptoms for reasons not yet known, requiring further research on the subject.
Cite this paper: Novais, R. , da Câmara-França, B. , Lasmar, R. and Lasmar, B. (2018) Endometriosis and Its Relationship with Depression. International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9, 71-78. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2018.92008.
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