Relationship of Body Image Concerns with some Gynecological Diseases and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Review

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Ankita Ojha
Dhananjay Kumar

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The present paper was intended to examine the relationship among gynaecological diseases (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Endometriosis), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Fibromyalgia with body dissatisfaction. A review of papers published between 2003 and 2021 as found by Google Scholar, PubMed, academia, and publish or perish.The review included studies conducted on women’s samples of reproductive age group at various developmental stages.Results indicated a relationship between body dissatisfaction and chronic fatigue syndrome. Women with PCOS reported greater body dissatisfaction, higher body uneasiness, and body image distress. Endometriosis is related to body image. Endometriosis and PCOS are also found to be related to chronic fatigue syndrome. Findings indicated the psychosomatic origins of these physical conditions as the source or antecedent factors for biologically vulnerable subjects and were explained in this framework. This body of knowledge will add to the area. Different psychological counsellors and therapeutic practitioners will utilise this knowledge to deal with such problems during sessions in clinical and hospital settings.

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Ojha, A., & Kumar, D. (2022). Relationship of Body Image Concerns with some Gynecological Diseases and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Review. Mind and Society, 11(02), 129-137. https://doi.org/10.56011/mind-mri-112-202215
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