Polycystic ovary syndrome and psychiatric disorders: Co-morbidity and heritability in a nationwide Swedish cohort.

@article{Cesta2016PolycysticOS,
  title={Polycystic ovary syndrome and psychiatric disorders: Co-morbidity and heritability in a nationwide Swedish cohort.},
  author={Carolyn E Cesta and Mattias M{\aa}nsson and Camilla Palm and Paul Lichtenstein and Anastasia Nyman Iliadou and Mikael Land{\'e}n},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2016},
  volume={73},
  pages={
          196-203
        }
}
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder affecting 5-15% of reproductive-aged women and characterized by high levels of circulating androgens. Given that androgens have been implicated in the aetiology of several psychiatric disorders, it was hypothesized that women with PCOS have high risk for psychiatric comorbidity. We aimed to investigate this risk amongst women with PCOS, as well as in their siblings, to elucidate if familial factors underlie any potential associations… CONTINUE READING