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Music Therapy and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Position Paper

Debashree Das Gupta, Bhuvaneswari Ramesh

Keywords : Hormonal imbalance, Music, Music therapy, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Psychoimmunology, Social wellbeing, Stress

Citation Information : Gupta DD, Ramesh B. Music Therapy and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Position Paper. 2022; 11 (1):24-29.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10085-9117

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-10-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the growing disorders among women. The factors causing PCOS are majorly hormonal, and include genetic factors as well as the environmental factors. However, research is still on to understand the causes of PCOS completely. Polycystic ovary syndrome not only affects women physically but also psychologically and socially. All the symptoms are interconnected and hence affects a woman's overall health leading to a deteriorated quality of life. Treatments for PCOS often address the physical aspects of the syndrome, but not the psychological or social outcomes. A holistic outlook would perhaps work on creating an impact not only physically but also from the mind–body level. Music therapy (MT) is a treatment modality that has been found to work from all perspectives of physical, psychological, and social factors. The objective of this position paper is to understand the need and the effect of MT on women diagnosed with PCOS.

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