PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) suffers may be at risk of enduring depression and anxiety right from the start of their pregnancy. According to a latest research done on rats, a woman with PCOS undergoes hormonal imbalance right from the beginning of her pregnancy hence, can be the cause of her going down in depression. Woman with PCOS are known to have high levels of male hormones called androgens in the blood stream, which is taken directly to the uterus hence, exposing the unborn baby as well. Unfortunately the cause behind this is still unknown.
Cause of Depression
It is due to these increased hormones that the patient begins to feel depressed and tends to stay in anxiety. PCOS is not just an issue that the mother suffers as it’s genetic and passes on with the new born baby. The girl baby on growing up is very likely to develop PCOS conditions when she becomes pregnant and if the baby is a boy then on growing up the boy is likely to be suffering from obesity and Type 1 diabetes. In some rare cases even leads to short life expectancy.
Nevertheless as per the study the physician is advises and the woman suffering from PCOS to be alert on depression symptoms as this is the result of the hormonal imbalance and needs treatment as soon as possible. There are many treatments available that can help the patient in controlling the depression so it does not become dangerous for wither the woman or baby. Though the study has been done on rats so far, but it is clear with the new research the team was able to stop the activities of the androgenic and oestrogenic receptors hence, managed to control their behavior. So one can wait for the drug or be soon available for treating depression and anxiety in PCOS patients.