Endometriosis psychological aspects: a literature review



Current evidence suggests that endometriosis imposes a considerable psychological burden on the affected women. This study was aimed to review this evidence.


A comprehensive electronic search was performed in Science direct, Medline/ PubMed, PsychINFO, Embase, CINAHL, Cochrane Clinical Trials, Scopus, Google scholar, Magiran and SID (Scientific Information Database) up to December, 15, 2016. Methodological quality of retrieved studies was assessed using a valid checklist. The main findings with regard to the objective of this review are extracted and summarized in tables.


A total of 24 studies were included in the review from which, 23 used quantitative method and 1 used qualitative. Key findings of all studies showed that endometriosis reduces various aspects of psychological well-being.


Psychological interventions ranging from screening, providing consultation to psychiatric treatment prescriptions as same as the social supports such as work incentives should be integrated to endometriosis management protocols.

J Endometr Pelvic Pain Disord 2017; 9(2): 105 - 111

Article Type: REVIEW



Kefayat Chaman-Ara, Mohammad Amin Bahrami, Elham Bahrami

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Financial support: No grants or funding have been received for this study.
Conflict of interest: None of the authors has financial interest related to this study to disclose.

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  •  Mehr Hospital, Borazjan - Iran
  •  Healthcare Management Department, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd - Iran
  •  Ayatollah Khatami Hospital, Yazd - Iran

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