A recent study published in New Scientist magazine discovered that mice with Endometriosis proved to be more anxious and depressed than mice that did not have Endometriosis. Behavioural changes in the mice with Endometriosis led to this conclusion. It is believed by the authors that Endometriosis actually reprograms the brain, but it’s unknown as to how these changes occur.
Others believe that the anxiety and depression women with Endometriosis experience may be tied to their pain and infertility issues. They believe that the way the body perceives pain has been altered, which affects anxiety and depression.
The authors hope that their findings now instigate more research as to how Endometriosis affects the central nervous system; not just reproductive health.
I myself will be doing more research into this topic, too! Expect more ahead!
New Scientist (November 2017) – Endometriosis Affects the Brain
~ Again, I am a layman. I do not hold any college degrees, nor mastery of knowledge. Please take what I say with a grain of salt. If curious, do your own research 😉 Validate my writings. Or challenge them. And ALWAYS feel free to consult with your physician. Always. Yours ~ Lisa