Research callout: PCOS and psychological wellbeing

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My name is Lenita Wambeek, and I am a Trainee Clinical Psychologist currently studying at Coventry University and the University of Warwick. The following research study forms part of my thesis for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome myself in 2018, and I am interested in the impact of PCOS on psychological wellbeing.

We know that research has shown that women with PCOS are more likely to experience anxiety and depression compared to women without PCOS. However, there has not been enough research into how serious these psychological problems are for women with PCOS, and whether they cause high levels of distress, including suicidal thoughts.

This study is designed to examine the relationship between PCOS symptoms and their impact on quality of life, relationships and psychological wellbeing. Participants will be asked to complete a 15-minute questionnaire online.

We are looking for women who meet the following criteria:

1)      Have been formally diagnosed with PCOS by a doctor

2)      Are aged between 18 and 40

This study has been approved by the Coventry University Ethics Committee. More information about the study will be provided when you click on the link, but it is important to note that this survey will include some questions you might find difficult to answer or upsetting. You may choose to end your participation at any time by simply closing the survey.

For further information, and to take part please click the following link:

If you have any questions about the study, please contact me at