Clinical Study

Anxiety, Depression and Ways of Coping Skills in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Controlled Study

  • Yarkin Özenli
  • Bu¨lent Haydardedeoglu
  • Irem Micozkadioglu
  • Erhan Simsek
  • Esra Bulgan Kiliçdag
  • Tayfun Bagis

Received Date: 11.03.2008 Accepted Date: 03.08.2008 J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2008;9(4):190-193

In this study, we compared healthy women with women having polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) for the levels of depression, anxiety, and ways of coping skills. A cross-sectional study was designed. We examined 35 women with PCOS and 35 healthy women between January 2006 and January 2007. The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), the Spielberger Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), and the Ways of Coping Inventory (WCI) were used for psychological assessment. Women with PCOS had significantly higher scores on the BDI and STAI. Among the subtests of WCI, both helplessness and self-blaming and accepting responsibility subscales of PCOS patients were significantly higher than control group. Our results indicated that there could be an association between psychosocial characters of individual and PCOS. Further studies are needed to characterize this association.

Keywords: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Depression, Anxiety, Ways of Coping Skill