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Fertil Steril. 2010 May 1;93(7):2421-3. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2009.09.018. Epub 2010 Feb 1.

Anxiety and depression in polycystic ovary syndrome: a comprehensive investigation.

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The Jean Hailes Foundation for Women's Health Research Group, Centre for Women's Health Research, Monash Institute of Medical Research, Clayton, Victoria, Australia 3168.


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with high levels of depression, which impact quality of life and limit self-efficacy, yet less is known about prevalence of anxiety. This cross-sectional, observational study of community-based women with PCOS comprehensively examined mood and found that anxiety existed at higher levels than depression, anxiety was underdiagnosed, and more women with PCOS who reported infertility were depressed.

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