I have PCOS, and my sleeping and eating pattern has changed. Is it due to depression or mood swings?

Q. Can alterations in sleeping and eating patterns be due to depression or mood swings?

Answered by
Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 01, 2023 and last reviewed on: Jun 19, 2023

Hi doctor,

I have PCOS, and I have noticed that my sleeping pattern has dramatically changed. I have been eating a lot for the past two weeks. I did some online assessments and found out I have mild depression. Do you think I am having depression or just mood swings? I get irritated easily. Giving treats to myself is not helping me. I feel frustrated. I feel fed up. I have lost interest in exercising and dieting. My depression comes and goes.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your question carefully, and the following are my suggestions:

Symptoms like low mood, irritability, loss of interest, sleeplessness, low self-esteem, and loss of appetite or excessive eating are all signs of depression. I would suggest you visit a psychiatrist for proper treatment. Medicines of the class SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) like Escitalopram will help you to recover from the above symptoms in a week. Change your lifestyle. Do morning walks and light exercises. Take healthy food and drink lots of water. PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) is a risk factor for depression.

Hope I have answered your query.

If you still have any doubts, you can ask further.


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