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Sleep apnea may correlate with anxiety, depression in patients with PCOS

Key clinical point: Routine OSA screening in women with PCOS should be considered in the setting of existing depression and anxiety.

Major finding: In multivariate analyses, a high risk of OSA was significantly associated with moderate or severe depression or anxiety, with an odds ratio of about 2.5.

Study details: A cross-sectional study of 201 women seen at a multidisciplinary PCOS clinic between June 2017 and June 2020.

Disclosures: The authors had no relevant financial disclosures.


Zhou DX et al. ASRM 2020. Abstract O-146.