Understanding the Psychological Effects of Breast Cancer

Cancer has got to be one of the most terrifying words in the English language. Cancer used to be equated with almost certain death, and there’s a lot of residual fear in our society, despite major education

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Is There a Connection Between PCOS and Breast Cancer?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and you may have wondered about the association of PCOS and breast cancer. A recent (Shobeiri, F. & Jenabi, E., 2016) study indicates inconsistent outcomes

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Turning Fear of the Future Into an Asset

There are so many things in life to fear or worried about:  nuclear meltdown, the price of gasoline, whether or not you’ll have a job next week or next year, how on earth you’re going to get pregnant,

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Dr. Gretchen to Speak at PCOS Awareness Symposium Orlando

Saturday, September 22, 2018 – The PCOS Awareness Symposium 2018 will take place in Orlando, Florida.  Dr. Gretchen Kubacky will be speaking about PCOS and Your Mental Health: How to Improve Your

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Stop Running From Your Problems

Let’s be real – sometimes life feels like an endless series of problems.  The dog gets sick all over the freshly cleaned carpet, your car needs a $450 repair, the report you thought was due on Friday

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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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