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D’Hoo Ghe, T.M. and Hill, J.A. (2008) Endometriosis. In: Berek, J.S.N., Ed., Treaty of Gynecology (Chapter 29), Guanabara Koogan, Rio de Janeiro, 456-470.

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  • TITLE: Endometriosis and Its Relationship with Depression

    AUTHORS: Roberta Furtado Stivanin Rachid Novais, Bartolomeu Expedito da Câmara-França, Ricardo Bassil Lasmar, Bernardo Portugal Lasmar

    KEYWORDS: Endometriosis, Depression, Personality Inventory

    JOURNAL NAME: International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol.9 No.2, February 8, 2018

    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.