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Volume 16, Issue 9 (12-2013)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2013, 16(9): 1-7 | Back to browse issues page

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Jamilian H R, Jamilian M. Effect of Depo-Provera on Depression. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2013; 16 (9) :1-7
URL: http://jams.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-2398-en.html
1- Department of Psychiatry, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
2- Department of Gynecology, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran , mjamilian@arakmu.ac.ir
Abstract:   (4101 Views)

Background: Depression is one of the common psychiatric disorders which are more common in women in the reproductive ages. So this study is to investigate the effect of Depo-Provera on depression.

Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 70 women who had chosen Depo-Provera as contraception. Beck test was done at arrival and repeated 3 months later, and the scores obtained were compared by paired t test.

Results: The participants BDI scores at baseline were equal to 7.89±3.85 while 3 months after treatment with the scores were equal to 7.09±3.63 which were significantly decreased.

Conclusion: Since Depo-Provera reduces depressive symptoms in women who take it and does not increase these symptoms in women with a history of depression, it seems that Depo-Provera is an appropriate choice as contraception.

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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Obstetrics & Gynocology
Received: 2013/07/4 | Accepted: 2013/11/20

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