Study: Mood Disorders Even More Common among PCOS Population

Not that any of us are surprised…..Reuters recently covered a report that appears in the journal Fertility & Sterility stating that mood disorders are more common in women with PCOS than originally thought.

The article’s about a follow up to previous research undertaken by Dr. Anuja Dokras at the University of Pennsylvania, USA to determine whether mood disorders are persistent and to identify new cases.

The original study found high rates of depression (35 percent) among women with PCOS – significantly higher than the comparison subjects (10.7 percent).

In the recent study,  22 months after the original, 60 out of the initial 103 women participated. Results showed that the prevalence of depression has increased to 40 percent; new cases of depression in the group totaled 11; and of the 20 women identified with depression in the first study, five still had the disorder in spite of ongoing treatment.

Among other recommendations, the doctors suggested that women with PCOS should be accessed for mental disorders as part of their initial evaluation by physicians.

An excellent idea and not before time. Here is the link to the article from Reuters:

http://www.leaderpost.com/Health/Mood+disorders+common+polycystic+ovary+syndrome/1261976/story.html

Catherine L, Editor – PCOS Support Blog


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