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Mental health screening should accompany PCOS diagnosis

Mental health screening should accompany PCOS diagnosis
November 6, 2017

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely to be diagnosed with mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder, than women without polycystic ovary syndrome, according to study data presented at the Society for Endocrinology BES annual conference.

“The effect of PCOS on mental health is under-appreciated,” Aled Rees, MD, PhD, FRCP, MAcadMEd, a reader with the Neurosciences & Mental Health Research Institute at Cardiff University, United Kingdom, said in a press release. “Our work shows that screening for mental health disorders should be considered during clinical assessments.”

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