Women with PCOS might be likely to have children with autism

The chances of having a child with autism are higher among women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to new research from Cambridge University, England. PCOS creates a hormonal imbalance in the female body by producing excess levels of the male hormone testosterone

Women with PCOS might be likely to have children with autismThe study titled ‘Polycystic ovary syndrome and autism: A test of the prenatal sex steroid theory’ was published in the journal Translational Psychiatry on August 01. In a 2015 study, the research team found children with autism had elevated levels of ‘sex steroid’ hormones before they were born. One possible theory the researchers considered was […]

PCOS can affect mental health in women, cautions study

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) 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 presented at the Society for Endocrinology BES annual conference

PCOS can affect mental health in women, cautions studyWomen with PCOS are more likely to suffer from mental health disorders and should be routinely screened for these during medical assessments, according to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Harrogate. These findings support previous work showing that the condition may negatively affect mental health and highlight the importance of […]