The PCOS Workbook: Clinically Proven to Reduce Anxiety, Depression, and Problematic Eating in Women with PCOS

The PCOS Workbook: Your Guide to Complete Physical and Emotional Health, the best-selling self-help workbook for women suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, is now backed by clinical research as an effective way to treat anxiety, depression, and problematic eating.

Written by PCOS expert and registered dietitian nutritionist Angela Grassi and psychotherapist Dr. Stephanie Mattei, The PCOS Workbook discusses major areas of concern among women with PCOS and offers helpful solutions. Chapters include Understanding PCOS, How Food Affects Insulin, Nutrition for PCOS, Mindful Eating, Resistance to Exercise, Body Image, Managing Stress, Emotional Eating, and Coping with Infertility.

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In a case report, John Correa, a psychologist at the University of South Florida demonstrates how The PCOS Workbook, a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) based approach, helped his 19 year-old client with PCOS reduce her symptoms of anxiety, depression, improve her body image and lose weight.

During her 11 weeks of treatment, each therapy session covered one or two chapters of The PCOS Workbook. The participant completed questionnaires to assess depression, anxiety, eating pathology, and psychosocial functioning throughout treatment each week, along with having her weight measured.

The participant experienced consistent, significant reductions in assessment scores throughout her course of treatment. Furthermore, these improvements were maintained at her 6-month follow-up.

The participant also reported improvements in unhealthy dietary restraint and concerns about body weight and shape, and eating habits. These improvements corresponded to a 23 pound weight loss during treatment.

This is the first study to document efficacy of using The PCOS Workbook as a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral therapy approach for treating anxiety, depression, and problematic eating in polycystic ovarian syndrome.

To purchase a copy of The PCOS Workbook: Your Guide to Complete Physical and Emotional Health, click here.

Reference:
Correa J, Sperry S, Darkes J. A case report demonstrating the efficacy of a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral therapy approach for treating anxiety, depression, and problematic eating in polycystic ovarian syndrome. Archives Women’s Health. 2015.

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