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Infertility Patients' Mental Health Problems Often Unaddressed

'We're doing a terrible job of it,' researcher says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anxiety, Depression, Infertility
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Follow me on Twitter @mallikamarshall When I was about 10 years old, my mother had me take a puff on an unfiltered Camel cigarette in an effort to discourage me from smoking in the future. Well, needless to say, it worked. After coughing and sputtering for what seemed like hours, I have never touched another cigarette. While I am in no way suggesting that parents follow in my mother’s footsteps (in fact I would strongly discourage it), as a pediatrician and parent myself I want to ensure that children and teens never take that first puff. But in fact, the majority of smokers in the US begin smoking in their youth. Ac...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Heart Health Lung disease Prevention Smoking cessation Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: These results provide additional evidence showing that endometriosis symptoms substantially affect the psychological well-being of young patients and identify opportunities for interventions (e.g. cognitive behavioral, rational/emotive therapy) to implement coping styles leading to improved QoL. PMID: 29648907 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Conclusion The RAS appear valid and reliable for assessing global relationship satisfaction among people experiencing infertility problem in Iran. It can also be used as brief and easy to administer inventory for assessment of relationship satisfaction in large sample survey research.
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
The majority of legal abortions performed in the U.S. are safe, free of complications and devoid of long-term health effects, according to a comprehensive new report. A committee assembled by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine analyzed available data on abortion safety, quality and care. The resulting report, published Friday, says the four major abortion methods used in the U.S. — medication, aspiration, induction and dilation and evacuation (D&E) — are all safe and effective, and that complications are rare. The vast majority of U.S. abortions — 90% — are also performed ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Reproductive Health Source Type: news
American Journal of Reproductive Immunology,Volume 79, Issue 4, April 2018.
Source: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Discussion The Persian version of PSS-10 demonstrated satisfactory reliability and validity for assessing perceived stress in women with infertility.
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion The GAD-7 demonstrated satisfactory reliability and validity; these results support its use to measure GAD in people with infertility problems.
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionInfertile couples may benefit from psychiatric evaluation and treatment of both partners. This article investigates the connection between stress, anxiety and depression and IVF failure in infertile couples and identifies underlying cytokine pathways.
Source: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Authors: Vorona E, Nieschlag E Abstract Despite the fact that sports organizations and legislators have introduced various mechanisms to discourage athletes from using performance and appearance enhancing substances a high percentage of athletes admits to their unabated application. In competitive athletics, bodybuilding and in recreational sports anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) continue to be the substances most abused. This review summarizes the side effects of AAS abuse on organs and system functions in both sexes. High doses of AAS cause a significant increase of erythrocytes und haemoglobin concentration, w...
Source: Minerva Endocrinologica - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Minerva Endocrinol Source Type: research
ConclusionsBoth positive/active and avoiding/distancing coping strategies are effective to promote QoL and psychological health in infertile couples, but they are all compromised by a long duration of infertility. Conversely, positive effects of educational level and couple ’s Dyadic Adjustment persist and should be emphasised in the definition of interventions to promote well-being in couples undergoing long-term treatments.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
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