Introduction: Endometriosis is a gynecological disease with a severe impact on quality of life. The aim of this study is to assess mental health status in a group of women with endometriosis, investigating their clinical history, pain symptoms and systemic comorbidities. Methods: An observational cross-sectional study was performed on a group of Italian Caucasian women with endometriosis (nâ=â134). All patients filled the âPatient Health Questionnaireâ (PHQ), a self-administered screening tool for mental health disorders. The characteristics of endometriosis, pain symptoms and their severity, the presence and types of comorbid systemic disorders were added into the same survey. Results: According to PHQ algorithms, 59% of patients were affected by at least one psychiatric disorder, with a significant correlation with pain symptoms (pâ=â0.0026). Patients with severe pain showed a higher incidence of multiple psychiatric disorders (pâ=â0.026) and somatoform disorder than those with mild pain (pâ=â0.0009). There was no correlation between the presence of psychiatric disorders and age, BMI, parity, infertility, need for surgery, number of intervention, localization of endometriotic lesions and systemic comorbidities. Discussion: Women with endometriosis showed a high frequency of PHQ results positive for psychiatric disorders, with a significant association with pain severity.
|Titolo:||Mental health, pain symptoms and systemic comorbidities in women with endometriosis: a cross-sectional study|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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