A research team studied over one million babies born between 1996 and 2014 and followed up until the end of 2018, and found links between PCOS and a wide range of disorders, which include emotional and behavioral problems, delayed development, learning, speech and language problems, autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).There was no significant difference between sexes. The risk of being diagnosed with any psychiatric disorder increased 1.3-fold among children of mothers with PCOS. To check whether the increased risk of neuropsychiatric disorders could be due to perinatal problems, gestational diabetes, cesarean delivery or fertility treatment rather than to PCOS, researchers analyzed the data to exclude mothers with these conditions, but they still observed a 1.2- to 1.3-fold increased risk. MEAWW brings you the best content from its global team of "When the researchers analysed the risks according to the mothers' body mass index (BMI), they found that the risk of being diagnosed with any neuropsychiatric disorder among offspring of normal weight women with PCOS increased 1.2-fold compared to those without PCOS, but more than doubled in offspring of PCOS mothers who were severely obese. MEAWW is an initialism for Media Entertainment Arts WorldWide. MEAWW brings you the best content from its global team of It is the most common cause of anovulatory infertility, when the ovaries do not release eggs during the The researchers, led by Catharina Lavebratt, an associate professor at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, compared data from 24,682 (2.2%) children born to mothers with PCOS or anovulatory infertility with 1,073,071 (97.8%) children born to mothers without PCOS. The risk of being diagnosed with any psychiatric disorder increased 1.3-fold among children of mothers with PCOS. According to investigators, counseling for women with PCOS and monitoring of their offspring should be offered routinely to help prevent these problems. For mothers with PCOS and/or anovulatory infertility, to lose weight before pregnancy and prevent pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes may, in part, help reduce the risk of psychiatric and mild neurodevelopmental disorders in their offspring," Chen tells MEAWW. reporters on a platform technologically tailored to meet the needs of the modern reader. Children born to mothers with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) are at greater risk of multiple psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. "Taken together, our findings suggest that PCOS status alone is a risk factor for offspring neurodevelopment, with more detrimental influences if joint with obesity. According to researchers, these findings may potentially help in counseling and managing pregnancies. It is a common hormonal disorder in which there is an excess of male hormones and the ovaries do not function correctly.It is the most common cause of anovulatory infertility when the ovaries do not release eggs during the menstrual cycle and it is estimated to affect between 6-20% women of reproductive age, say experts. "Our study shows that children of mothers with PCOS are in need of psychological support and longer follow-up for mental health," she says. Notifications can be turned off anytime from browser settings "Children born to mothers with PCOS and/or anovulatory infertility should be considered as targets for mental health care. The risk also doubled in mothers with PCOS who experienced perinatal problems, and increased 1.7-fold in mothers who experienced gestational diabetes or had a caesarean delivery.To check whether the increased risk of neuropsychiatric disorders could be due to perinatal problems, The first author of the paper, Xinxia Chen, is associate professor at Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong China, and also worked at the Karolinska Institutet in 2019.