Young women with menopause-like condition at risk for depression – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Iím Joe Balintfy. NIH researchers have released new study results linking depression and premature menopause, or primary ovarian insufficiency.
Nelson: Our research group has been interested in the role of irregular menstrual cycles and the health of girls and young women.
Narrator: Dr. Lawrence Nelson is with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. He explains, primary ovarian insufficiency is when young women suddenly stop producing normal levels of reproductive hormones.
Nelson: We found in this specific study with this specific condition that the onset of irregular menstrual cycles can be assigned that proceeds the development of depression.
Narrator: For more information on this study, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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