Women with PCOS or PCOD have a higher rate of suicide

Suicide rates are higher among women with PCOS or PCOD. Women with PCOS have a nearly nine-fold increased chance of attempting suicide as compared to those without the condition.

Women with PCOS experience irregular menstruation because of their bad food and lifestyle. PCOS affects one in ten women, which contributes to the rising suicide rates.

A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine involved almost 9,000 women who were diagnosed with PCOS between 1997 and 2012 and were between the ages of 12 and 64. According to the findings, women with PCOS had an almost nine-fold increased chance of attempting suicide when compared to women without the condition of the illness.

PCOS-related concerns, such as potential infertility and problems with external body structure, may contribute to increased suicide risk. Additionally, there is also growing concern over a few body changes, including perceptions of obesity and acne.

Young adults also deal with relationship issues, money troubles, and unemployment. “We know that women with PCOS are more likely to develop depression and anxiety—this has been shown repeatedly in many research papers,” said Dr Sophie Williams of the University of Derby.

This news is a creative derivative product from articles published in famous peer-reviewed journals and Govt reports:

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