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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Evaluation Of The Frequency Of Depression In Patients With Endometriosis And Pelvic Pain [avaliação Da Freqüência De Depressão Em Pacientes Com Endometriose E Dor Pélvica.]
Author: Lorencatto C.
Vieira M.J.
Pinto C.L.
Petta C.A.
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the frequency of depression in women with endometriosis and actual symptom of pelvic pain to determine the necessity of psychological support. METHODS: A total of 50 women aged 24 to 48 with endometriosis and referring pelvic pain. The prevalence of depression was evaluated by Beck's Depression Inventory adapted to the Brazilian population. RESULTS: It was found that 92% of the subjects presented depressive symptoms, being 56% from moderate to high levels. Although 66% of the women were using hormonal medication to treat endometriosis, there was no significant correlation between the presence of depression and the use of these medications. CONCLUSION: The results showed a high prevalence of depression symptoms in these patients confirming the necessity of psychological support.
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Date Issue: 2002
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