Prevalence of Depression in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Patients: A Cross Sectional StudyJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2022-02-05
Authors : Rohini N Chavan; Neha Deshpande;
Page : 15-21
Keywords : PCOD; PCOD patients; mental-health; depression; stress levels;
PCOD - polycystic ovarian syndrome is one of the most common endocrine disorders in women. The present study was conducted in a cross-sectional study type with a convenient sampling of diagnosed PCOD patients to see the depression levels in the PCOD. The main purpose of this study was to find out the depression levels in PCOD patients. An online survey was conducted with participants chosen according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) was used to evaluate the prevalence of depression levels in PCOD patients. The results showed mild levels of depression in PCOD patients by using the PHQ-9 questionnaire with the diagnosed PCOD patients within 1 year showed mild level of depression and PCOD since 2 years showed moderate level of depression. Since a large part of the treatment is mainly focused on the physical aspect- mental health should also be taken into consideration during the course of the treatment. Regular screening of PCOD patients for mental health along with dietary changes and exercises could lead to reduced stress levels in the PCOD patients. The results showed that the patients face different levels of depression along with a significant increase in stress levels in their day to day activities.
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