PCOS & ADHD with Katherine Maslen


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In this episode, I’m joined by the host of The Shift podcast and naturopath, Katherine Maslen. 

What is PCOS? 

Katherine explained PCOS stands for polycystic ovary syndrome and there are a number of subtypes. When she treats a patient who may have PCOS she looks at how their hormone levels fluctuate during the month. 

When she treats patients she tries to look at the big picture instead of just treating the PCOS. She points out it’s very treatable.  

PCOS & Your Mental Health 

She shares the possible link between hormone receptors and the way they influence a person’s mental health. 

In relation to PCOS, women can have elevated testosterone. This can lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, acne, and more. 

Katherine dives into the different ways PCOS can impact a person’s life and that there is a range of treatment options. 

Don’t miss this great conversation about how PCOS can impact your mental health. 

Katherines Link


About The Adulting With ADHD Podcast

It’s not just you – we aren’t talking enough about ADHD and hormones. There are so many things I wish I had known about hormones and ADHD earlier. They play such a fundamental role in the human body, deeply impacting a person’s life at all of their life stages.

As a former journalist and current ADHD’er, I unpack this topic through patient stories, expert interviews, and personal narrative.

With new episodes biweekly on Wednesdays, The Adulting With ADHD Podcast covers a variety of ADHD hormone topics including puberty, menopause, perimenopause, PMS, PMDD, and more. Why aren’t we talking about this more? What do you do if you find yourself struggling with ADHD and hormones? We discuss this and much more.

Need basic info about ADHD and hormones? Get the free quick guide at – Adulting With ADHD.

Show highlights

1:30 my real passion is helping women to heal. The health. And I guess the way that we look at things at shifts from, from our point of view is we’re really interested in understanding the landscape of your entire health.

7:00  I do think it’s important to get a diagnosis. And I think it’s important to see somebody who will look at that bigger picture 

09:00 Outside of putting you on Metformin, which, you know, may or may not be effective in some way. Really the treatment options are the oral contraceptive pill, which isn’t a treatment. The pill doesn’t fix your period. It doesn’t regulate it.



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