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Many women who suffer from PCOS also have symptoms of depression. This is an overview to the types, symptoms and treatment of depression. Also discusses where to get help or support in dealing with PCOS and depression.

Managing Holiday Stress
Let’s face it, the holidays can be a stressful time — spending time with family isn’t always fun, and there’s always too much to do. Check out these tips for managing holiday stress.

Coping with Infertility During the Holidays
Many couples going through infertility or infertility treatment report feeling sad or depressed during the holiday season. Get some tips for coping with infertility during the holidays.

Coping with PCOS During the Holidays
The holidays can be a difficult time of year for many people. Women with PCOS are no different and often report feeling down or depressed for a number of reasons. Get some tips here for coping with PCOS during the holidays.

PCOS and Your Self Esteem
Having PCOS can dramatically affect a woman's self-esteem. Get more information here about PCOS and self-esteem.

How PCOS Affects Your Relationships
Women with PCOS face a lot of challenges in their life, ranging from the way they eat to the way they feel about themselves to troubles getting pregnant. It is not surprising that having PCOS can affect your relationships with your partner, family and friends. Read on for more information about how PCOS can affect your relationships.

Do I Need Medication For My Depression?
Depression medication is sometimes needed to help someone deal with the symptoms of their depression. However, it's not appropriate for everyone or every case of depression. Learn here about whether depression medication may be right for you.

How to Support a Loved One with Depression
Depression can be a devastating illness for not only the depressed, but their family and friends as well. It can be difficult to know just how to support a loved one with depression. Get some tips for supporting a loved one with depression here.

Depression - What was Your Experience in Dealing with Depression
Depression is a common problem for women with PCOS, because of the multitude of symptoms and concurrent issues that women face. Depression can be devastating for women suffering with it. Share your experiences in dealing with depression.

Depression
Depression is more then just being sad and is not something that one can "get over." People suffering from depression need to understand that it is a disease and that they may need help to deal with it.

Sharing Infertility Information - Did You Share Infertility Informati…
Making the decision to share infertility information with your family and friends is a very personal decision. Here is some advice on whether and how to share infertility information to the people around you.

How to Deal with a New Diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Unless you know someone who has polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), it's not surprising if you haven't heard of. Many women haven't, despite PCOS actually being one of the most common diseases affecting women of child bearing age. Learning about the syndrome and taking control of your treatment is essential to living with it. Here are five tips in how to deal with a new diagnosis of polycystic ova…

Depression: An Overview
Describes the major types of depression. Discusses the symptoms, causes and treatments of depression.

Coping with PCOS - How do You Cope with PCOS
Coping with PCOS can be challenging. From dealing with symptoms like hair growth or loss, acne and infertility to worrying about complications, there are many things that you may need to find a way to deal with in PCOS. How do you cope with PCOS?

Overview of Antidepressants
Making the decision to take an antidepressant may be a daunting task. Along with your doctors recommendation, you can also learn about the different types, and how they work on depression.

What is PCOS?
Definition of PCOS and suggestions for handling a new diagnosis.

Alternative Treatments
While there are a number of medical treatments that have been designed to treat depression, there are as many herbal or alternative treatments as well. Here is a guide to the supplements most commonly used to treat depression. Please consult your doctor before you take something as it may interfere with a medical condition you may have or other medication you could be taking.

Dealing with Depression
Depression is not something you can "snap out of". Sometimes, it takes education, information and help to truly beat it. This site has a multitude of resources to help you learn about treatment options and how to deal with depression.

Finding a Psychologist
If you think you may be depressed or would like to speak with someone about your concerns, it is important to find a qualified psychologist. The American Psychological Association can help you find someone you can feel comfortable talking to.

Citalopram
Citalopram is an example of an SSRI, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, used to treat major depression. Get more information about taking citalopram here.

How Do I Talk to My Partner About PCOS?
Talking to your partner about PCOS can be scary. Here are some tips on how to talk to your partner about PCOS.

Escitalopram
Escitalopram is an example of an SSRI, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, used to treat major depression. Get more information about taking escitalopram here.

Finding Support for PCOS
Finding support whenever you have a chronic syndrome is a crucial step to accepting and managing it. PCOS is no different. So, where can you find support for PCOS? Read on to find out!

Prozac
Prozac is one of the most widely known anti-depressants. If prescribed for you, there are a few things you should know about taking Prozac. Get the information you need about taking prozac here.

Depression Medication in Pregnancy - Is it Safe?
Thousands of women are currently taking depression medication and may even require it during a planned pregnancy. Other women suddenly find themselves pregnant and wonder whether they should continue taking their depression medication. Get all of the information you need here about taking depression medication during pregnancy.

Depression and PCOS - What's Next?
Depression and PCOS are often linked in women. Get some advice here about how to deal with depression and PCOS.

SNRIs
One class of frequently used anti-depressant medications are the SNRIs, or serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. Get more information about taking SNRIs here.

SSRI
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRI, is a class of medication that can be used to treat depression. Get more information about taking an SSRI here.

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