You May Also Like

Why Lucy Hale went on a restorative solo trip

Lucy Hale just went on a self-care solo trip—and she wants you to book one now

Lauren Singer opens second zero-waste pop-up

Zero-waste guru Lauren Singer just opened a second trash-free shop in Brooklyn

dating advice in the age of tinder

7 tips for staying happy, confident, and sane while online dating

Is it bad to eat before a workout?

Does a pre-workout meal help or hinder your fitness goals?

The FDA will likely approve a CBD medication

The FDA will likely approve the first CBD prescription medication in the United States

Kate Middleton gives birth to third baby, a boy

Kate Middleton just gave birth to a little prince—and he’s already making history

The PCOS-mental health connection you need to know about


Thumbnail for The PCOS-mental health connection you need to know about
Pin It
Photo: Stocksy/Jack Sorokin

Dealing with excruciating pain, irregular periods, and the possibility of fertility issues is a lot to deal with, yet that’s the reality for the one in 10 women who are living with PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome. It’s scary stuff, but making some dietary tweaks can help a lot. But besides checking in with your gyno on a regular basis, there’s someone else you might want to get familiar with: a therapist.

According to new research, women with PCOS have a greater chance of being diagnosed with a mental health condition. I know what you might be thinking: No kidding, PCOS can be stressful! While the scientists didn’t pinpoint exactly if the mental health issues stemmed from the emotions involved with living with PCOS or if it’s just a correlation, here’s what they do know: Women with PCOS are more likely to have depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder.

The info isn’t meant to scare women who already may be stressed and in pain, but instead to prompt to check-in with yourself mentally, something that can often be overlooked when there is a lot going on with your body. The more you know, the better you can take care of yourself—your whole self.

Speaking of PCOS, these teas can help ease your symptoms. And here’s how to treat PCOS without pills.  

Loading More Posts...

You May Also Like

Why Lucy Hale went on a restorative solo trip

Lucy Hale just went on a self-care solo trip—and she wants you to book one now

WOW Air will pay two friends to travel the world

This dream summer job pays you to live in Iceland *and* travel the world with your BFF

Kate Middleton gives birth to third baby, a boy

Kate Middleton just gave birth to a little prince—and he’s already making history

Is it bad to eat before a workout?

Does a pre-workout meal help or hinder your fitness goals?

How to budget for summer expenses

3 simple tips for budgeting for all your big summer expenses

The FDA will likely approve a CBD medication

The FDA will likely approve the first CBD prescription medication in the United States