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Psychological impacts of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in Australian women.


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal disorder common affecting one in five women and one in four Australian Indigenous women. PCOS is associated with many health complications such as obesity, diabetes and infertility. Women with PCOS are also reported to have higher anxiety or depression scores, lower quality of life, and more eating disorders than women without PCOS. We intend to study the impact of PCOS and the effect of body weight on the psychological outcomes in Australian women.