The PCOS Podcast by A Cyster & Her Mister

The important link between PCOS, depression, and anxiety

May 7, 2024

#232: Why do women with PCOS have higher rates of depression and/or anxiety?

Many women with PCOS attribute their depression and anxiety due to concern about physical experiences but there’s more to the story than our physical changes.

Having insulin resistance and other hormonal imbalances can interfere with our mental health. It’s been known that the interactions between various hormones and the resultant feedback loops can lead to mood disturbances.

In this episode, we break down the impact of PCOS on mental health as well as provide steps and examples to help manage mental health.

Remember that you are not alone in your journey!

Please note: This podcast discusses topics related to depression and anxiety. If you are experiencing symptoms, we strongly encourage you to seek guidance from a qualified health professional. Your mental health is important, and there are resources available to help you.

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