Depression and anxiety in patients with pelvic floor disorders

Ginekol Pol. 2022 Nov 30. doi: 10.5603/GP.a2022.0130. Online ahead of print.


Pelvic floor disorders are very common health problems in adult women affecting their quality of life in many aspects. One of them, still poorly recognised, is depression as well as anxiety. As the main goal of treatment is achievement of improvement of life quality we have to be aware of the incidence and severity of mood disorders in urogynecological patients. It is very important to be sure whether treatment of main disease is enough to solve depression and anxiety or we have to cope with them separately. The review sums up current knowledge on that very important topic.

Keywords: anxiety; depression; overactive bladder syndrome; pelvic organ prolapse; stress urinary incontinence.