Depression, Anxiety In Patients Undergoing Fertility Treatment May Be Unaddressed

HealthDay (8/11, Norton) reports, “People undergoing fertility treatment often suffer symptoms of depression or anxiety, but few get any formal help,” research indicated. The study of “352 women and 274 men seen at one of five San Francisco-area fertility clinics” revealed that “more than half of women and one-third of men had clinical-level depression symptoms at some point,” and that “76 percent of women and 61 percent of men…had symptoms of clinical anxiety.”

Despite that, “only about one-quarter of all patients said their fertility center had given them any information on mental health resources.” The findings were published in the July issue of Fertility and Sterility.

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— “Infertility Patients’ Mental Health Problems Often Unaddressed,” Amy Norton, HealthDay, August 11, 2016.

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