'Bi-directional link' between endometriosis and psychiatric disorders

Further research is needed to elucidate the reasons for the association, say Swedish researchers

Endometriosis is linked to an increased risk of developing several psychiatric disorders, some of which are also associated with a higher risk of a subsequent diagnosis of endometriosis, new findings show.

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Swedish researchers used registry data for more than 854,000 women born in 1973-1990, including a subset of more than 6000 families with two or more daughters discordant for endometriosis.

During 1987-2016, 14,144 women (1.7%) were diagnosed with endometriosis.

Overall, 13.1% of the