Infertility Increases Risk of Anxiety Disorders

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Motherhood is the biggest gift a woman can ask for from life. However, the unfortunate few who are not able to conceive due to factors beyond their control, it may lead to anxiety disorders. Danish researchers have concluded that if women experience difficulties in conceiving, they are a fit case for psychological counselling. The reason being that they are more susceptible to anxiety and mental disorders than women who have had their first child already and are facing issues with subsequent pregnancies.

Fertility Problems Increase Risk for Mental Disorders | Psych Central

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AnxietyRUs February 23, 2013 at 1:37 am

You get depressed and feel anxious when you can’t conceive. Family will start asking when you are going to have a baby and pressure is applied to the question and it’s no wonder you have depression and anxiety. The funny thing is, when you adopt a child the pressure is off and a lot of times a woman will become pregnant after that. Makes you wonder how much mental disorders will interfere with the body in ways we have no knowledge of.

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Rich Presta February 24, 2013 at 12:51 am

Isn’t it? I had heard that as well about frequent conception after adoption, and it really is fascinating how much stress plays a role in so many areas of our lives we don’t even think about being related to stress and anxiety!

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