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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 212-216

Psychological Profile of Females with Chronic Pelvic Pain

1 Psychiatrist, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, Delhi, India
2 Reader in Psychiatry, University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India
3 Head, Department of Psychiatry, R.M.L Hospital, New Delhi, India
4 Former Director and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Pradeep Agarwal
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The study sample consisted of 90 females with nonorganic pelvic pain, selected from Gynecology OPDs of Smt. S.K. Hospital and Swami Dayanand Hospital. Majority of patients were young, married Hindu, illiterate, housewives, belonging to low socioeconomic group and living in nuclear families. Majority of the patients had pain that had lasted between 1 and 5 years. Pain was of dull, mild type. These patients scored significantly higher than controls in the free floating anxiety, somatization, depression and hysteria subscales of Middlesex Hospital Questionnaire. 54.4% of the patients in the study group scored between 8 to 15 on the Hamilton Rating Scale for depression.



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