Polycystic ovary syndrome and mental health

Nargis Asad, Tania Nadeem, Aisha Noorullah

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Polycystic ovary syndrome is one the most common endocrine disorders among reproductive-age females. A wide range of psychiatric disorders and psychological issues are associated with PCOS, which have a biopsychosocial etiology and cause significant impairment in personal and social functioning. The symptoms of PCOS itself immensely affect femininity, resulting in negative psychological impact. Assessment and management of the psychological wellbeing is an essential component to improve the overall health of patients with PCOS. Screening for common disorders to arrange early intervention is recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolycystic Ovary Syndrome
Subtitle of host publicationBasic Science to Clinical Advances across the Lifespan
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780323879323
ISBN (Print)9780323879330
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023


  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • psychological issues
  • quality of life


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