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Depression in Menopaused and Nonmenopaused Women

Author(s): MH Baghianimoghadam | AH Aminian

Journal: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
ISSN 1682-2765

Volume: 7;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 36;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Menopause | Depression | Iran

Background: This cross-sectional investigation compared the depressive condition between menopaused and nonmenopasued women in the age of 45-55 in Yazd city in Yazd Province in center of Iran. Methods: The samples were divided into two groups (70 menopaused women and 70 nonmenopaused women) , and were selected by cluster sampling from the city of Yazd. The depressive tendency of participants was examined with the Beck depression inventory.Results: About 72% of women were free of any depressive tendency, or very minor depression. Thirty women (21.4%) suffered from intermediate depression and 9 women (6.4%) suffered from sever depression. More than 27% of subjects were suffered from some forms of depression. There was no significant difference between the depression and condition of menopause of women.Conclusion: It is a need to know the women's condition of depression and counseling as well as guiding them on basis of their needs to prevent any disorders.
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