PCOS and Meditation: A Review Paper
Keywords:Polycystic ovarian syndrome, Meditation, Mental Health
AbstractPolycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is becoming more prevalent among women of age of reproduction. Common symptoms of PCOS includes Anovulation, infertility, excessive hair growth on body and face, Ovarian cysts, acne, sleep disturbances and decreased libido. PCOS has not just its biological manifestations but also psychological. These psychological effects have been found to be managed by Mediation which further also improves even the biological manifestations of the same. The aim of the present study is to gather relevant data and review papers highlighting the role of meditation in managing PCOS. For this, peer-reviewed literature that displayed the relationship between PCOS and mental health, PCOS and Meditation were searched on PubMed/Google scholar/PMC/NCBI/NIH/Web of Science and Scopus database from 2003 to 2021. The keywords while searching the database included: “polycystic ovarian syndrome” or “PCOS” and “meditation”. The existing literature states that meditation has been found to be effective in managing PCOS. However, a gap in the literature was found as very handful researches exists on psychosocial dimensions of PCOS and intervention to manage the same.
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