Mental Health and Endometriosis
Many women with endometriosis struggle with mental health issues, either directly or indirectly related to the condition. It’s normal to feel anxious or depressed because of your endometriosis symptoms, as they can be very painful. In fact, according to studies, 86% of women who are diagnosed with endometriosis,
and have chronic pelvic pain as one of their symptom, experience depression.
We understand the toll of chronic pelvic pain and the pain of endometriosis on a woman’s attitude, states of mind, and personality. The difficulties with employment, normal activities and relationships can lead to isolation and a feeling of despair. The Endometriosis Treatment Center of America recommends a comprehensive evaluation and aggressive treatment of the psychologic sequelae of this disease as restoring mental clarity and alleviating anxiety/depression is paramount to restoration of function and improvement of quality of life for women affected by endometriosis.
Mental Health is an important as physical health. Disease processes such as endometriosis can take a toll on both and it is important to ensure that both are addressed to help restore a true better quality of life.