Depression levels in patients with hyperemesis gravidarum: a prospective case-control study

Aksoy H., Aksoy U., Karadag O. I. , Hacimusalar Y., Acmaz G., Aykut G., ...More

SPRINGERPLUS, vol.4, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s40064-015-0820-2
  • Title of Journal : SPRINGERPLUS


Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a condition characterized by severe, intractable nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. It affects about 0.3-2% of all pregnancies and is thought that HG is a multifactorial disease resulting from the combination of various unrelated conditions such as genetic, hormonal and psychiatric. Although there are studies investigating the relationship between anxiety, depression and HG; however, none have sufficiently clarified this link. The aim of this prospective case-control study was to investigate the possible relationship between depression and HG and compare the prevalence of depression disorders in pregnant women with and without HG.