Newly reported from Taiwan: Suicide Risk Increased for Patients With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have an increased risk for suicide, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Tien-Wei Hsu, M.D., from E-DA Dachang Hospital in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and colleagues conducted a cohort study using data from the Taiwanese nationwide database from 1997 to 2012 to examine suicide risk in patients with PCOS. A total of 18,960 patients diagnosed with PCOS were matched to controls in a 1:10 ratio on the basis of age, psychiatric comorbid conditions, urbanization level, and income.

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