Depression may prevent infertile women from seeking treatment
Infertile women who are depressed are less likely to proceed with fertility treatments, a small U.S. study suggests.
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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]
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.
The aim this prospective, case-control study was to assess the impact of male infertility and repeated assisted reproductive techniques (ARTs) on male sexual function, depression and self-esteem.
Infertile men report greater stress and lower quality of life (QOL). The Fertility-Related Quality of Life (FertiQOL) survey is designed to assess the burden of infertility. We tested the hypothesis that FertiQOL or depression is associated with total testosterone (TT), semen quality, or erectile dysfunction (ED) in infertile men.
AbstractMindfulness-based approaches have been applied and proved efficient in reducing symptoms related to several health problems. To our knowledge, the Mindfulness-Based Program for Infertility (MBPI) was the first mindfulness program developed specifically to target women facing infertility. This psychological intervention program was previously shown to be effective in reducing depressive symptoms in women facing infertility, but the underlying mechanisms were not clarified. The current study aimed to test whether the decrease of depressive symptoms could be explained by the increase of self-efficacy following the MBP...
Conclusion The prevalence of depression in this study was considerably higher than general population estimates. This disorder was more prevalent in women, patient with long infertility duration, treatment failure, and self-cause of infertility. These findings deserve significant attention in health care planning and programs for this population.
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American Journal of Reproductive Immunology,Volume 79, Issue 4, April 2018.
CONCLUSION: The impact of infertility is evident with respect to psychopathology with differential impact of various types of infertility groups among Indian couples. PMID: 29517374 [PubMed - in process]