Anxiety and depression states of adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome

Emeksiz H. C., BİDECİ A., NALBANTOĞLU B., NALBANTOĞLU A., Celik C., Yulaf Y., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.48, no.3, pp.531-536, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1708-131
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.531-536
  • Keywords: Anxiety, depression, polycystic ovary syndrome, adolescents, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, WOMEN, METAANALYSIS, DISORDERS, PREVALENCE, SYMPTOMS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background/aim: Various studies have shown that adult patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have higher levels of anxiety and depression compared to their normal counterparts. However, it is still unclear whether these mood disorders already exist in adolescents affected by PCOS. The aim of the present study is to assess differences in anxiety and depression levels between adolescents with PCOS and age-and body mass index (BMI)-matched controls and to determine the possible factor(s) impacting these psychological parameters in adolescents with PCOS.