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.
(Wiley) An eight-week mindfulness-based program was effective for reducing stress and depressive symptoms while increasing general well-being in a study of infertile women.
In this study, we conducted a cross-sectional survey among 419 acupuncturists nation-wide to investigate the top 10 and top 99 acupuncture indications in private clinics in the United States. We found the top 10 indications to be: lower back pain, depression, anxiety, headache, arthritis, allergies, general pain, female infertility, insomnia, neck pain and frozen shoulder. Among the top 99 indications, pain represents the largest category; and mental health management, especially for mood disorders, is in greatest demand. The following popular groups are: immune system dysfunctions, gastrointestinal diseases, gynecology an...
The objective of this study is to determine whether azoospermia has any psychological effects on men, and investigate the potential effects of psychological mood on seminal, and plasma oxidative parametres. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-seven patients whose two consecutive semen analyses were reported as pellet -negative azoospermia constituted the azoospermic group, and 30 healthy individuals who applied to the infertility polyclinic with normal seminal parametres comprised the normozoospermic group. RESULTS: BECK Anxiety scores were statistically significant higher in the azoospermic group (P=0.009). When compa...
Conclusions: Integrated nationwide efforts are necessary to raise public awareness of this epidemic, to study long-term health effects of AAS and treatment strategies, and to reform regulations to stem the epidemics of AAS use and body image disorders. PMID: 30239802 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Human β-defensin 1 update: potential clinical applications of the restless warrior. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2018 Sep 17;: Authors: Álvarez ÁH, Velázquez MM, de Oca EPM Abstract Human β-defensin 1 (hBD-1) is a multifaceted antimicrobial peptide being a tumour suppressor and, depending on call of duty, capable of inducing self-nets and neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) to trap and/or kill bacteria, participates in inflammatory responses in chronic diseases including hBD-3 upregulation and also capable of up/downregulation in the presence of certain species of Lactobac...
CONCLUSIONS: Our study is the first to investigate psychological and sexual functioning impacts in patients with GnRH deficiency under hormonal replacement therapy. However, larger studies are needed so as to add further empirical evidence. PMID: 30168087 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Women undergoing infertility treatment have increased levels of depression and anxiety compared to the general population. We wanted to compare anxiety and depression in oocyte donors to IVF patients, specifically controlling for those who have never undergone an IVF or donor cycle.
Nearly half of the cases of infertility are of unknown origin comprising both idiopathic and unexplained infertility. Depression, accelerated biological aging, and decreased quality of life are associated with this group. Modern lifestyle plays a critical role in both infertility and depression. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of yoga- and meditation-based lifestyle intervention (YMLI) on depression, quality of life and cellular aging in couples with infertility of unknown origin.
Infertility as well as IVF treatments can cause distress for women undergoing IVF. As a result, anxiety and depression are frequent conditions in this patient population. Increased levels of inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin 1 beta and 6 (IL-1 β, IL-6) and heat-shock protein 70 (hsp70) have been shown to be associated with depression and anxiety. We hypothesized that levels of anxiety, depression and serum cytokines would differ between patients undergoing IVF and oocyte donors.
Psychosocial and sexual characteristics of men presenting for a new fertility evaluation are poorly described, as is willingness to complete a collection of survey instruments. Previous research suggests that men undergoing fertility evaluation experience anxiety, depression and sexual function issues, but these dimensions have not been examined with men as the sole subject. This is a prospective survey of men presenting for male infertility evaluations with validated psychometric instruments, building on our previous pilot data.