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Psychological Aspects of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Authors: Barry, John A.

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  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the unique psychological aspects of PCOS
  • Discusses the complex relationship between the PCOS and other related physiological and psychological issue
  • Examines treatment options including evidence-based non-pharmacological available treatments
  • Provides new insights into a relatively under-recognised and -researched condition that will advance the field
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This book provides an overview of the latest knowledge of the psychological aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and paves the way for advances in this rapidly evolving field. Taking an evidence-based approach, the book elucidates the ways in which PCOS causes anxiety and depression, impacts Quality of Life (QoL), and is associated with other psychological issues. The psychological impact of key features of PCOS are explored too, with a special focus on insulin resistance / diabetes, and fertility issues. The book concludes with a chapter on practical recommendations on how best to help with anxiety and depression in PCOS. 

An important feature of this book is its identification of the ways in which testosterone, a defining characteristic of PCOS, impacts psychology. In doing so it fills a lacunae in current research and offers evidence that maps out the complex ways in which biology impacts psychology in PCOS, and also how psychology can be harnessed to impact biology in a positive way. It will appeal in particular to scholars and clinicians in the fields of health psychology and women’s health.


About the authors

John Barry is Honorary Lecturer in Psychology at the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, UK. He is a chartered psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. His MSc Health Psychology dissertation and PhD thesis were on the psychological aspects of PCOS, and several of his peer-reviewed publications on this topic are seminal works in this field.



Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 67,82 €
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Hardcover 79,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-30289-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychological Aspects of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-30290-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-30290-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-30289-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 234
Number of Illustrations
4 illustrations in colour
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