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Could fertility problems cause depression?

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Dr. Serena Chen
Fertility Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Couples struggling to conceive are under tremendous amounts of stress - similar to the levels experienced when a loved one dies.
Infertility, however, is even less understood than death and most people do not know how to help you or what to say to be supportive. Get some help at www.Resolve.Org, and our message board at www.Sbivf.Com. Most infertile people will be successful if they get help.

In brief: Possibly

Couples struggling to conceive are under tremendous amounts of stress - similar to the levels experienced when a loved one dies.
Infertility, however, is even less understood than death and most people do not know how to help you or what to say to be supportive. Get some help at www.Resolve.Org, and our message board at www.Sbivf.Com. Most infertile people will be successful if they get help.
Dr. Serena Chen
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Dr. Michael Traub
Although infertility itself does not actually cause depression, it is very common that both women and women have infertility also feel depressed. It can certainly affect relationships and even sex. Many couple find that seeing an infertility specialist gives them some answers and often helps ease some of their depression because they have a plan and understand what steps to take
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Often associated

Fertility problems and depression go together quite often; in other words there is a frequent association.
It is not always a cause-effect relationship (you may be missing other causes of depression, ) but fertility specialists and counselors see this alot. Women who feel depressed while treating fertility should definitely bring it up with their doctors; good help is available!

In brief: Often associated

Fertility problems and depression go together quite often; in other words there is a frequent association.
It is not always a cause-effect relationship (you may be missing other causes of depression, ) but fertility specialists and counselors see this alot. Women who feel depressed while treating fertility should definitely bring it up with their doctors; good help is available!
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