Cooney publishes study on PCOS and mental health in Fertility and Sterility

Laura Cooney, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, co-authored a new study published in Fertility and Sterility. Co-authors include Snigdha Alur-Gupta, MD and Anuja Dokras, MD, PhD.

In “Management of polycystic ovary syndrome must include assessment and treatment of mental health symptoms,” Cooney and co-authors mention how any correlations between PCOS and mental health issues are widely understudied, even when women with PCOS report that they are unsatisfied with mental health counseling. Cooney and her co-authors’ research found there is evidence of women with PCOS having an increased risk of mental health concerns.

“Management of all comorbidities of PCOS, whether they are psychological, reproductive, or metabolic, requires a multidisciplinary approach,” which involves connecting reproductive and mental health physicians together.

Read the whole article here.

**by Ob-Gyn Communications Intern Paige Stevenson