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Vol 5, No 3 (2008)
Research paper
Published online: 2008-10-03
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Depressive and anxiety disorders in menopause

Krystyna Sprawka, Adam Wysokiński, Agata Orzechowska, Monika Talarowska-Bogusz, Dariusz Typel, Wojciech Gruszczyński
Psychiatria 2008;5(3):99-103.

open access

Vol 5, No 3 (2008)
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Published online: 2008-10-03

Abstract


Introduction. The authors evaluated the influence of the menopause on developing depressive and anxiety disorders.
Material and methods. Forty women in the reproductive age and 80 women in the pre- or postmenopausal age were examined. The symptoms of menopause were assessed using Kupperman’s index. The intensity of anxiety and depressive disorders was assessed using HADS scale.
Results. Depressive and anxiety disorders occur more often during menopausal period. Depressive and anxiety disorders are more often diagnosed among women in the postmenopausal age comparing to women in the premenopausal age. The intensity of depressive and anxiety disorders is the highest among women in the postmenopausal age.
Conclusions. Menopause is one of the factors that may have an influence on developing and on the intensity of depressive and anxiety disorders among women in the pre- and postmenopausal age.

Abstract


Introduction. The authors evaluated the influence of the menopause on developing depressive and anxiety disorders.
Material and methods. Forty women in the reproductive age and 80 women in the pre- or postmenopausal age were examined. The symptoms of menopause were assessed using Kupperman’s index. The intensity of anxiety and depressive disorders was assessed using HADS scale.
Results. Depressive and anxiety disorders occur more often during menopausal period. Depressive and anxiety disorders are more often diagnosed among women in the postmenopausal age comparing to women in the premenopausal age. The intensity of depressive and anxiety disorders is the highest among women in the postmenopausal age.
Conclusions. Menopause is one of the factors that may have an influence on developing and on the intensity of depressive and anxiety disorders among women in the pre- and postmenopausal age.
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Keywords

depression; anxiety; menopause

About this article
Title

Depressive and anxiety disorders in menopause

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 5, No 3 (2008)

Article type

Research paper

Pages

99-103

Published online

2008-10-03

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2008;5(3):99-103.

Keywords

depression
anxiety
menopause

Authors

Krystyna Sprawka
Adam Wysokiński
Agata Orzechowska
Monika Talarowska-Bogusz
Dariusz Typel
Wojciech Gruszczyński

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