PCOS Affects Women’s Mental Health and Baby’s Risk for ADHD and Autism

PCOS Affects Women’s Mental Health and Baby’s Risk for ADHD and Autism

Women with a common hormone condition may face an increased risk for developing mental health disorders, such as depression, while their children may face an increased risk of developing ADHD. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to suffer from mental health disorders, according to a new study. The research also suggests that children of moms with PCOS may have a slight increased risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The study, published April 10, 2018, in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, is one of the largest to examine the...

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