Relation between Mastalgia and Anxiety in a Region with High Frequency of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

YILMAZ E. M. , Çelik S. , Arslan H., Deger D.

JOURNAL OF BREAST HEALTH, vol.11, no.2, pp.72-75, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjbh.2015.2363
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BREAST HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.72-75
  • Keywords: Mastalgia, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, PREVALENCE


Objective: Mastalgia, the most important breast-related symptom, refers to the pain that arises from breast tissue. Not only hormonal reasons but also psychogenic factors may cause mastalgia. Mastalgia is a subjective complaint and includes emotional components. The present study aimed to investigate the relation between mastalgia and level of anxiety in females.