The Mental Toll Of Incontinence

Middle-aged women with incontinence more likely to suffer depression

Researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia found that middle-aged women with incontinence are more likely to be depressed than their older peers. Older women, according to the study, appeared to be accepting of incontinence. The study defined middle-aged women between 43 and 65 years, and older women at 65 to 89 years. Middle-aged women scored lower in quality of life measures. Incontinence affected their sexual relationships, sports and leisure activities.


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