Young women with menopause-like condition at risk for depression – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Iím Joe Balintfy. Two-thirds of women with a menopause-like condition report in a recent study current or past depression.
Nelson: So not only women with this condition more likely to get depressed, the depression shows up in association with the menstrual cycle irregularity even before they get the diagnosis.
Narrator: Dr. Lawrence Nelson is with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. He studies primary ovarian insufficiency, when young women stop producing normal levels of reproductive hormones.
Nelson: This is young women who develop signs and symptoms of menopause maybe even in their teens or early twenties.
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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