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2012, 13(6): 582-586 Back to browse issues page
Increased Prevalence of Depression in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Mahmmoud Arshad, Sedigheh Moradi, Ahmad Reza Ahmmadkhani, Zahra Emami
Endocrine Research Center (Firouzgar), Institute of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) , s-moradi@tums.ac.ir
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Introduction: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common endocrine disorder in women of childbearing age, has a prevalence of 6 to 7 percent. Previous studies have shown that depressive mood disorders in this group is more than other women of similar ages. The purpose of this study was to compare the rate of depression in this group to women without the condition.
Materials and Methods: In these cross-sectional analytic study, 71 patients with PCOS diagnosed by Rotterdam criteria, were selected after an initial survey conducted to determine demographic characteristic, systolic and diastolic blood pressure and reproductive status, following which the Beck 2 depression questionnaire was used to assess depression in both groups. The study of 134 of PCOS and controls. Results: The average Beck 2 score number in patients was 16.01(±10.8) and in the control group was 11.56 (±8.8), p-value=0.003, which was statistically significant. Frequency of moderate to severe depressed mood based on Beck 2 criteria in the patient group was 23 (32.4%)  and in the control group was 19 (14.2%), difference statistically significant, p-value=0.002. Conclusion: The prevalence of depression in patients with PCOS is more than in normal women, and should be kept in mind in the follow up of these patients.

Keywords: Polycystic ovary syndrome, Beck 2 Depression questionnaire, Depression
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Endocrinology
Received: 2011/07/25 | Accepted: 2011/09/19 | Published: 2014/05/24
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Arshad M, Moradi S, Ahmmadkhani A R, Emami Z. Increased Prevalence of Depression in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome . Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism 2012; 13 (6) :582-586
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Volume 13, Issue 6 (3-2012) Back to browse issues page
مجله ی غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم ایران، دو ماهنامه  پژوهشی مرکز تحقیقات غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم، Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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