12 min

EP 95: Depression in PCOS Crushing PCOS

    • Medicine

Statistics show that 40% of women with PCOS experience depression, with this number particularly high in young girls. Today, Dr. Minni Malhotra explains why depression and stress are high-risk factors among patients with PCOS. Tuning in, you’ll hear what PCOS is and how it affects adolescents, the symptoms of PCOS that may cause depression and anxiety in patients, and how depression can lead to higher insulin resistance, compounding the issue. To learn more about how to treat PCOS and depression through lifestyle changes and other treatments, such as anti-androgen therapy and metformin treatment, don’t miss this episode!


Key Points From This Episode:
What PCOS is and how it affects adolescents. Statistics about the percentage of women with PCOS that experience depression. Symptoms of PCOS that may cause depression and anxiety in patients.How depression leads to higher insulin resistance. The benefits of lifestyle changes and standard metformin treatment to treat this condition.An example of one of Dr. Minni’s PCOS patients who prioritized her mental health to overcome her depression. Some of the things you can do to improve your lifestyle and mental health. The benefits of anti-androgen therapy. The COPE methodology and how it may help you overcome PCOS and depression.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
“Increased risk of depressive disorders in women with polycystic ovary syndrome”
Dr. Minni Malhotra Email
Anchor Wellness Center
The Institute of Functional Medicine 
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine 

Statistics show that 40% of women with PCOS experience depression, with this number particularly high in young girls. Today, Dr. Minni Malhotra explains why depression and stress are high-risk factors among patients with PCOS. Tuning in, you’ll hear what PCOS is and how it affects adolescents, the symptoms of PCOS that may cause depression and anxiety in patients, and how depression can lead to higher insulin resistance, compounding the issue. To learn more about how to treat PCOS and depression through lifestyle changes and other treatments, such as anti-androgen therapy and metformin treatment, don’t miss this episode!


Key Points From This Episode:
What PCOS is and how it affects adolescents. Statistics about the percentage of women with PCOS that experience depression. Symptoms of PCOS that may cause depression and anxiety in patients.How depression leads to higher insulin resistance. The benefits of lifestyle changes and standard metformin treatment to treat this condition.An example of one of Dr. Minni’s PCOS patients who prioritized her mental health to overcome her depression. Some of the things you can do to improve your lifestyle and mental health. The benefits of anti-androgen therapy. The COPE methodology and how it may help you overcome PCOS and depression.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
“Increased risk of depressive disorders in women with polycystic ovary syndrome”
Dr. Minni Malhotra Email
Anchor Wellness Center
The Institute of Functional Medicine 
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine 

12 min