Psychosocial Factors Must Be Taken Into Account When Dealing With Endometriosis

Psychosocial Factors Must Be Taken Into Account When Dealing With Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

It is crucial to take into account both physical and psychosocial factors to maintain physical and mental health in patients with endometriosis, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Psychology & Health. “Treatment should address both pelvic…

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Quality of life analyses among women with endometriosis

 Quality of life analyses among women with endometriosis By Selma Oransay

Clinical factors that may affect the quality of life in women with endometriosis are mental health, sexual life, working capacity, and social relations. Symptom severity, especially dysmenorrhea, heavy periods, pelvic pain, and infertility complaints, are the most disturbing factors in…

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Omitted facet of endometriosis : mental health related to stigma

Omitted facet of endometriosis : mental health related to stigma By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

A team of clinical psychologists involved in women’s health led by Deniz Kocas has published a recent review on the mental health aspect of endometriosis patients in the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. Endometriosis is a notoriously…

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Toxic metal cadmium and Endometriosis

Toxic metal cadmium and Endometriosis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Data analyst Mandy Hall and and colleagues from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University, USA, have published their results on cadmium levels and endometriosis in a recent issue of “Human Reproduction”. In 2020 the World Health Organization…

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Improving the quality of life: The role of cognitive behavioral therapy after endometriosis surgery

Improving the quality of life: The role of cognitive behavioral therapy after endometriosis surgery By Eylül GÜN

Endometriosis and its symptoms have been associated with poor mental health and reduced quality of life. Cognitive behavioral therapy is recognized as an effective psychological treatment for managing depression, anxiety, and stress. Although surgery for endometriosis improves a patient's quality…

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Study Highlights Link Between Endometriosis and Mental Health Problems

Study Highlights Link Between Endometriosis and Mental Health Problems By Özge Özkaya

Endometriosis is associated with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and eating disorders found a new study published in the journal JAMA Network Open. This is the first large-scale study showing a link between endometriosis and the mental health…

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Anhedonia and its relation to endometriosis as a sole symptom

Anhedonia and its relation to endometriosis as a sole symptom By Eylül GÜN

"Anhedonia may be defined as a broad category of hedonic function deficiencies, including diminished motivation or enjoyment capacity. It has been an area of interest for a long time in psychiatric disorders and has been crucial in some diagnoses such…

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Social Support is a Predictor of Resilience in Women with Endometriosis

Social Support is a Predictor of Resilience in Women with Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

Satisfying social support and good mental health are key resources for resilience among patients with endometriosis, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine.  “The results of this study may assist in the identification of women…

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The consequence of COVID-19 pandemic on endometriosis patients

The consequence of COVID-19 pandemic on endometriosis patients By Selma Oransay

The relevant policies and restrictions concerning Covid-19 have prevented patients from accessing medical care. Similarly, standard care for endometriosis patients has also been negatively impacted by postponed or canceled appointments and suspended surgeries across the countries. Women trying to cope…

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Mindfullness Can Hep Reduce Endometriosis Pain

Mindfullness Can Hep Reduce Endometriosis Pain By Özge Özkaya

A brief mindfulness-based intervention can be useful in managing pain related to endometriosis and restoring patients’ psychological well-being, found a new study published in the European Journal of Pain. This finding contributes to the applicability of mindfulness-based interventions in people…

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Quality of Life Is Negatively Correlated With Anxiety and Depression in Endometriosis

Quality of Life Is Negatively Correlated With Anxiety and Depression in Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

The quality of life of endometriosis patients is negatively correlated with anxiety and depression according to a new study published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Psychology. Based on this finding, the authors of the study suggest that improving patients'…

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The quality of life and mental health in endometriosis patients

The quality of life and mental health in endometriosis patients By Eylül GÜN

One of the most important aspects of having a chronic illness comes with its relative effect on the patients’ quality of life and mental health status. Being among the most debilitating diseases in women in the reproductive period, endometriosis is…

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Opioids use in women with endometriosis, what does it tell us?

Opioids use in women with endometriosis, what does it tell us? By Yu Yu

Endometriosis is a debilitating disease that can cause many painful symptoms such as dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, infertility, chronic pelvic pain, abdominal pain, and sacral or low back pain. More than half of women diagnosed with endometriosis suffer from chronic pelvic pain.…

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Health-related quality of life in women with Endometriosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Health-related quality of life in women with Endometriosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis By Murat Osman

Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease that is defined by the presence of ectopic endometrial tissue outside of the uterus. Unfortunately, endometriosis continues to be a leading cause of chronic pelvic pain and long-term morbidity in women of reproductive age.…

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Predictors of psychological distress

Predictors of psychological distress By Deniz Kocas

Studies have now established that endometriosis can negatively impact mental health and quality of life, however, some studies show that not all women with endometriosis are necessarily more distressed than healthy women. This suggests that individual differences may explain women’s’…

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An association of negative coping strategies on the presence of chronic symptoms associated with endometriosis

An association of negative coping strategies on the presence of chronic symptoms associated with endometriosis By Murat Osman

Endometriosis is often a long-term condition that becomes disabling and can affect the quality of life and mental health of many women. One area of endometriosis that needs to be focused on is the psychosocial-related issues of endometriosis and how…

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