Can PCOS affect Mental Health?

Dr Sandra
October 11, 2023
5 Minutes
Mind-Body Wellness for PCOS

Did you know that PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) can have an impact on your mental health? In addition to the physical symptoms, PCOS can also affect your emotional well-being. In this blog, we will explore the connection between PCOS and mental health, and discuss strategies for managing PCOS-related mental health challenges.

To the people who thinks PCOS is just a physical condition,

Understand it’s not! PCOS can take a toll on your mental well-being as well. Many women with PCOS experience emotional challenges such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, and low self-esteem. The hormonal imbalances, difficulties with weight management, and fertility issues associated with PCOS can contribute to these mental health struggles.

Firstly, Understanding the connection between PCOS and mental health can empower you. Learn about the potential psychological effects of PCOS, so you know what to expect and can develop coping mechanisms.

The second thing is, Prioritising self-care activities that promote relaxation, stress reduction, and emotional well-being. Engage in activities you enjoy, such as exercise, meditation, yoga, spending time in nature, or pursuing hobbies. Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health.

Third is to connect with others who are also managing PCOS. Trusted online PCOS support groups or local support networks can provide a safe space to share experiences, seek advice, and find encouragement. Building a community of understanding individuals can help you feel less alone on your journey.

Fourth and foremost, is to focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, and adequate sleep. These lifestyle factors can positively impact both your physical and mental well-being.

Fifth one is to consider engaging in therapy, particularly cognitive-behavioral therapy, which has shown effectiveness in managing anxiety and depression. CBT helps identify negative thought patterns and develop healthier coping strategies.

Sixth and sustainable is practicing mindfulness and relaxation techniques to manage stress and promote emotional balance. Techniques such as deep breathing exercises, guided imagery, and progressive muscle relaxation can help reduce anxiety and improve overall mental well-being.

By prioritising your mental health alongside managing the physical aspects of PCOS, you can achieve a better overall quality of life. In Curate Health(, we pay equal attention to physical and mental concerns of each PCODians and with help in the best possible way with a strong Ayurveda base. Join us today!