Too much fear and anxiety about PCOS

For many women with PCOS, symptoms are transitory, say Australian researchers, who have raised concerns about overdiagnosis.

Writing in the BMJ, they suggest that expanding disease definitions is unnecessarily labelling women with PCOS, creating “fear and anxiety about future fertility and long-term health”.

The authors, led by PhD student Tessa Copp from the University of Sydney, are now calling for more transparent conversations with these patients and a “slower, stepped or delayed approach to diagnosis”.

They note limitations in the

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