Higher incidence of hysterectomy and oophorectomy in women suffering from clinical depression: Retrospective chart review
Version of Record online: 20 JAN 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume 64, Issue 1, pages 95–98, February 2010
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Mantani, A., Yamashita, H., Fujikawa, T. and Yamawaki, S. (2010), Higher incidence of hysterectomy and oophorectomy in women suffering from clinical depression: Retrospective chart review. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 64: 95–98. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2009.02044.x
- Issue online: 20 JAN 2010
- Version of Record online: 20 JAN 2010
- Received 26 July 2007; revised 14 September 2009; accepted 26 September 2009.
- affective disorder;
- menopausal woman;
The aim of the present study was to retrospectively evaluate women who were admitted to Hiroshima University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, from 1979 to 2008. The women were classified as ‘depressed women’ (n = 159; mean age, 52.3 ± 5.7 years) or ‘non-depressed women’ (n = 182; mean age, 51.5 ± 4.5 years). A total of 14.5% of the depressed women and 3.3% of the non-depressed women had a hysterectomy and/or oophorectomy; this difference was statistically significant (P = 0.0003). This is consistent with previous reported information as well as clinical experience that depressed women had a higher incidence of hysterectomy and/or oophorectomy.