Screening for bipolar disorder in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a pilot study.

@article{Klipstein2006ScreeningFB,
  title={Screening for bipolar disorder in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a pilot study.},
  author={Kimberly Gottlieb Klipstein and Joseph F Goldberg},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2006},
  volume={91 2-3},
  pages={205-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Previous reports have attributed polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) to valproate treatment in women with bipolar disorder and with epilepsy. However, since high rates of mood disorders have been identified in women with PCOS, we sought to investigate the hypothesis that an intrinsic association may exist between PCOS and bipolar disorder, independent of pharmacotherapy. METHOD Seventy-eight women identified with PCOS were screened for the presence of bipolar illness using the Mood… CONTINUE READING

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