The relationship between PCOS and Mental Health

What is PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder affecting 5-10% of women. Its symptoms start arising around puberty and can be seen in adolescence through acne, weight gain and excessive hair growth; in adulthood through irregular menses and infertility; and in late reproductive age through the appearance of the menstrual cycle again. 

How important is a Therapeutic Relationship?

Individuals today seek counselling and psychotherapy for a variety of reasons.

During this process, they share their personal, deep experiences of their truest self in return for a great deal of care and support. While revealing their story they are often left in a vulnerable position. The therapist therefore has to handle the client in an extremely sensitive manner. Therefore,it can be undoubtedly said that the therapeutic relationship that is developed between the client and the therapist over the period of time is of utmost importance.