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The Psychological Importance of Finding Support for Dealing with PCOS

You’ve probably been trying to figure out how to get a handle on your PCOS for a while now, and you’re mired in millions of pages of internet research and conflicting advice at every turn. You’ve

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Improving Mood Swings, Part 2: Techniques You Can Use

Last month, we kicked off our epic journey about how to control PCOS-related mood swings by talking about how you can best prevent mood swings from occurring in the first place.  This month, we’ll focus

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Emotional Nutrition: Feeding Your Mind, Heart, and Soul

One of the recurring themes I see in my clients is a lack of self-care. This is one of the indicators that I am working with someone who is depressed. Self-care is often one of the first things to go by

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Back To School Must Haves For The Teen With PCOS

I went to the mall this weekend, and there was a slightly frantic buzz in the air. Everyone was carrying around lists of back to school supplies, comparing prices, and loading up on deals. There were sales

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PCOS and the Pursuit of Happiness

As a psychologist, people come to me for help in fixing their problems, chief among them unhappiness (depression) and the pursuit of happiness. I try to help as efficiently as possible, with all of the

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13 Ways to Mentally Prepare For The New School Year When You Have PCOS

Children can be really mean to each other, but teenagers can be even worse. Adolescent bodies and brains are changing so quickly, it’s almost impossible to keep up with what’s going on. And the pressure

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The Psychology Behind a Positive Body Image

Body image is such a loaded topic. I’d love to say it’s purely personal, but it’s not. It’s heavily influenced by your culture, values, societal pressure, and media interpretations. Think about

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Improving Mood Swings, Part 1: Reducing Susceptibility

PCOS Mood Swings: Reducing Susceptibility If you are a woman with PCOS, you are probably fed up with feeling – or even being called – “crazy” or “moody” or maybe even “overly sensitive.”

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Positive Things You Can Tell Yourself When Your Body Image is Low

I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who has PCOS who loves their body image. I’m not talking about loving it 100%.  But I’ve had so many people tell me that they don’t love anything about their

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5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was a Teen with PCOS

I spent most of my life hating my body, hating PCOS, and hating my whole life with PCOS. I was awkward, embarrassed, ashamed, and frustrated pretty much all the time, but especially when I was a teen with

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