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Childless Women With Fertility Problems at Higher Risk of Hospitalization for Psychiatric Disorders, Danish cancer Research Center Study


7/2/2012 7:27:49 AM

While many small studies have shown a relationship between infertility and psychological distress, reporting a high prevalence of anxiety, mood disorders and depressive symptoms, few have studied the psychological effect of childlessness on a large population basis. Now, based on the largest cohort of women with fertility problems compiled to date, Danish investigators have shown that women who remained childless after their first investigation for infertility had more hospitalisations for psychiatric disorders than women who had at least one child following their investigation.

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