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A 48-year-old member asked:

Please tell me, could endometriosis be linked with depression?

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Dr. Linda Kondilis
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Sure can : Endo often impacts mood bc of chronic pain, pain w/sex, heavy bleeding, infertility, etc. Endo can also make people feel isolated. It can get in the way of work and relationships. Many women r also reluctant to talk about it. Support is key. I believe there are other conditions linked to endo, like hypothyriodism, another condition that impacts mood. A medical doc can confirm and provide treatment.
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Yes: For two reasons pain and hormones, endometriosis can lead to depression. It may require antidepressant medication which might be more effective for the pain than pain meds. Pain meds make people depressed and devoid of drive and emotion.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

Could endometriosis be linked with depression?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Yes: Yes, endometriosis can lead to depression, especially since it involves chronic pain. http://tinyurl.com/mc8fuhk some medications used to treat endometriosis, such as lupron, (leuprolide) may also be associated with depression in some women.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what should I do about depression?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Many things: On your own, you can make sure to eat healthy, non-processed foods. You can get consistent sleep and exercise. Studies show that exercise is as effective at relieving depression as antidepressants. You can connect with friends and family. Spend time in nature, ; projects that fulfill you. See your doctor to rule out other illnesses that present as depression; psychiatrist can help you too.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what to do for girlfriend with depression ?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Encourage treatment: You could encourage your girlfriend to see her doctor about her depressive symptoms, so these can be investigated. Some other medical illnesses may present as depression, and if present will make it difficult to treat. Consulting with a psychiatrist will also be of help, so that the most effective treatment can be provided. For best results, bot psychotherapy and medications would be part of thi.
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