Infertility Patients' Mental Health Problems Often Unaddressed

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CONCLUSIONS: Experiential avoidance can be considered a relevant emotion regulation process to be targeted in psychological intervention programs for women facing infertility. PMID: 31046433 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research
In this study, a link between mitochondrial changes and infant temperament has also been suggested. Maternal psychosocial stress and lifetime trauma have been associated with decreased mitochondrial DNA copy number in the placenta (115, 116).IndividualityChronic stress links changes in the epigenetic landscape with health conditions (117). Different cell types are characterized by distinct patterns of gene expression due to developmental, environmental, physiological, and pathological reasons (117). Epigenetic mechanisms affect gene function in a dynamic way as a result of different environmental exposures during fetal dev...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
How can conventional dietary advice gotten it so wrong? Rather than eating plenty of “healthy whole grains,” people on the Wheat Belly lifestyle eat absolutely no grains and enjoy spectacular weight loss and reversal of hundreds of health conditions as a result. Unfortunately, many people view this as a “gluten-free” lifestyle which is incorrect. Here are 10 reasons why no bagels, pretzels, or sandwiches made from wheat flour should ever cross human lips. Gliadin-derived opioid peptides (from partial digestion to 4- and 5-amino acid long fragments) increase appetite substantially–as do related...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle Gliadin gluten Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one the most common hormonal disorders among women of reproductive age, with an estimated prevalence of 5-10%. PCOS is associated with long-term health risks including infertility, insulin resistance, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, obstructive sleep apnea, endometrial carcinoma, depression and anxiety. Despite an increase in medical literature regarding the association of PCOS with long term health sequelae, there are few published studies that assess the patient's understanding and awareness of these risks.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Poster Presentation Source Type: research
There is nothing more frustrating than when the cure is part of the problem. Because depression is prevalent in patients with physical disorders like cancer, stroke, and heart disease, medications often interact with each other, complicating treatment. To appropriately manage depression, you and your physician need to evaluate all medications involved and make sure they aren’t cancelling each other out. A review in the journal Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience a while back highlighted certain medications that can cause depression. The following are medications to watch out for. Medications to Treat Seizures and Park...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Depression Medications Drug Interactions Mood Disorder Source Type: blogs
Abstract OBJECTIVE:: To evaluate the efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA) for the treatment of anxiety and depression in unmarried patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) by secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial. METHODS:: A prospective pilot randomised controlled trial of unmarried women with PCOS was conducted from November 2012 to March 2016. Participants were assigned to the acupuncture group (receiving EA for 16 weeks) or the control group (receiving sham acupuncture for 16 weeks), with 27 patients in each group. The pre-specified primary outcomes and all secondary outcomes, with th...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between marital quality and mental health during pregnancy. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 300 Iranian pregnant women. The ENRICH marital satisfaction subscales, levels of domestic violence, perceived social support, as well as depression and anxiety levels were assessed using a questionnaire. AMOS path analysis was used to explore the causal relationship and the mediating effect of social support among the variables of marital quality subscales and mental health. The results showed that, adjusted for age, the history of infertility an...
Source: Community Mental Health Journal - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Community Ment Health J Source Type: research
Conclusions There is insufficient evidence at present to propose that SSRIs reduce fertility or influence infertility-treatment outcomes. SSRIs may have an adverse impact on sperm quality, but further research is warranted.
Source: Harvard Review of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
Authors: Galhardo A, Cunha M, Pinto-Gouveia J Abstract The Mindfulness Based Program for Infertility (MBPI) was developed for people facing infertility and proved effective in cultivating mindfulness skills, improving infertility self-efficacy and decreasing depression, shame, entrapment and defeat feelings. Fifty-five women attended the MBPI sessions and completed self-report measures of depression, anxiety, mindfulness and experiential avoidance at post-MBPI (T1), six-months follow-up (T2) and seven-year follow-up (T3). There were significant direct time effects regarding experiential avoidance (F = 3.81; p
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: J Clin Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
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