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Introduction to Biological and Psychobiological Aspects of PCOS

  • John A. BarryEmail author
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Abstract

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex medical condition in which psychology and biology interact in ways that we are only beginning to appreciate. Understanding the psychological aspects can therefore be a challenging task, and this book aims to map out the full landscape of these issues. To help readers, the first chapter offers a whistle-stop tour of some of the main features of PCOS. Apart from the key medical features (testosterone and insulin), the elephant in the room of PCOS today is the fact that it not only incompletely understood, but experts in this field yet come to a consensus on how it should be defined. Some readers might want to skip ahead to chapters that are focused more purely on psychology, but for the brave, read on.

Keywords

Diagnosis of PCOS Phenotype Theories of PCOS Testosterone Insulin 

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