Category Mental Health

Andrea Braverman on the Mental Health Impacts of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Andrea Braverman

Andrea M. Braverman, PhD
Associate Director of the Educational Core, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University

Sasha Ottey
Executive Director of PCOS Challenge, Inc.

Mental and emotional wellness should be included in the health care and management of women and girls with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Having a chronic condition is challenging for anyone’s mental health, especially if battling a mysterious illness or one perceived to have established control over one’s body.

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Audrey’s PCOS Story: From Suicidal to Inspirational (and Loving Life!)

Audrey Holsclaw

Audrey Holsclaw and Dr. Gretchen Kubacky

CFYM developed this four-part series in collaboration with The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association. According to the National Institute of Health, women with PCOS are more likely to have mood disorders.

Audrey’s story is a powerful testament to the ways in which polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)-related psychological issues can have a profoundly negative effect on quality of life – and of how taking action can dramatically change life for the better. The PCOS Psychologist, Dr. Gretchen Kubacky (“Dr. Gretchen”), comments throughout, and offers three action steps you can follow now. Here is Audrey’s story:

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