Young women with menopause-like condition at risk for depression – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Young women with a menopause-like condition have double the risk for depression.
Nelson: The problem we’re specifically working on is premature menopause; the more accurate scientific term for it is primary ovarian insufficiency.
Narrator: Dr. Lawrence Nelson is with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Nelson: So not only did we find that irregular menstrual cycles can be an early sign to a diagnosis of depression in this group of women, we also found that women with this premature menopause or primary ovarian insufficiency are about twice as likely to develop depression compared to other women.
Narrator: For more on primary ovarian insufficiency, 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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