Male depression may lower pregnancy chances among infertile couples, NIH study suggests

(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Among couples being treated for infertility, depression in the male partner was linked to lower pregnancy chances, while depression in the female partner was not found to influence the rate of live birth, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.The study, which appears in Fertility and Sterility, also linked a class of antidepressants known as non-selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (non-SSRIs) to a higher risk of early pregnancy loss among females being treated for infertility.
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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
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Source: Harvard Review of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
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Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news
On an afternoon in November, a couple hosted a birthday party for their 1-year-old son. As family and friends gathered around the child to sing “Happy Birthday,” his parents addressed a milestone that reached well beyond the room. “It was emotional,” recalls the mother. “It took a lot more than a nine-month pregnancy to get him, and we wouldn’t be where we are without everyone’s support.” Many parents will tell you their child is miraculous. But the mere existence of this particular boy, who just a month earlier had taken his first steps, brings the miracle somehow closer to ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news
Bradley Goldman has filled out a size large T-shirt his whole adult life. As a bodybuilder, he knew that a steady stream of lean, bland proteins, heavy weights and steroids would make his muscles pop. But over the past six months, Goldman, a fitness and nutrition consultant in Los Angeles, has watched his jacked physique soften and shrink. “I cracked a couple of weeks ago, and I had to buy a shirt a whole size smaller,” he says. He tried it on for his wife Brittany, and it hung loose on his frame. “I just kind of shook my head,” he says. He knew she saw the changes too. Goldman, now 30, began takin...
Source: TIME: Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news
On an afternoon in November, a couple hosted a birthday party for their 1-year-old son. As family and friends gathered around the child to sing “Happy Birthday,” his parents addressed a milestone that reached well beyond the room. “It was emotional,” recalls the mother. “It took a lot more than a nine-month pregnancy to get him, and we wouldn’t be where we are without everyone’s support.” Many parents will tell you their child is miraculous. But the mere existence of this particular boy, who just a month earlier had taken his first steps, brings the miracle somehow closer to ...
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Source: Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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Source: Asian Journal of Andrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Asian J Androl Source Type: research
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