Associations between Psychiatric Disorders and Menstrual Cycle Characteristics


  • Kusum Lata Assistant Professor,Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology ,Integral Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Lucknow,Uttar Pradesh,India
  • Azhar Mahmood Farooqui Assistant Professor,Department of Psychiatry, Integral Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh,India


Psychiatric disorder, menstrual cycle.


Background: The present study was conducted for assessing the association between Psychiatric Disorders and Menstrual Cycle Characteristics.Materials & methods:A total of 100 female subjects within the age group of 20 to 35 years were enrolled. Complete demographic details of all the patients were obtained. A Performa was made and complete details of menstrual history were recorded. Questionnaire was made and psychiatric illness was assessed among all the subjects. Also correlation between psychiatric disorder and menstrual cycle characteristics was evaluated. Subjects with history of any co-morbid condition were excluded. All the results were recorded in Microsoft excel sheet and were analysed by SPSS software.Results: Psychiatric disorders were present in 48 percent of the patients. Among these 48 patients, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar disorder, Obsessive compulsive disorder and Post-traumatic stress disorder were seen in 12 patients, 6 patients, 8 patients, 9 patients and 13 patients respectively. While correlating statistically it was observed that psychiatric disorders were more significantly seen in patients with irregular menstrual cycle and with cycle duration of≤28 days. Conclusion: While analysing the results, authors concluded that significant correlation exists between psychiatric disorders and menstrual cycle characteristics.




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Kusum Lata, & Azhar Mahmood Farooqui. (2021). Associations between Psychiatric Disorders and Menstrual Cycle Characteristics. International Journal of Health and Clinical Research, 4(14), 141–143. Retrieved from