What Psychiatric Interventions Are Used for Anxiety Disorders in Infertile Couples? A Systematic Review Study

  • Seyedeh Zahra Masoumi Mother and Child Care Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
  • Parisa Parsa Chronic Diseases (Home Care) Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
  • Fatemeh Kalhori Consultation in Midwifery, Department of Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
  • Hossein Mohagheghi Faculty of Economic and Social Science, Bu-Ai Sina University, Hamadan, Iran
  • Younes Mohammadi Modeling of Noncommunicable Diseases Research Center, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
Keywords: Anxiety, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Infertility, Psychosocial Interventions

Abstract

Objective: Infertility causes psychological and social problems in many infertile women, men, and couples, and the most common of which is anxiety. Also, assisted reproductive treatments (ART) increase anxiety. Numerous medical and community associations have strongly recommended psychosocial interventions and counselling to help infertile couples.

Method: A review was done on studies published from 1982 to 2018 that were indexed in Medline, ISI Web of Knowledge, and Scopus. The references of each article were used for more resources and references.

Results: Most psychosocial interventions were effective on infertile women, men, and couples. These articles showed a significant decrease in anxiety with CBT interventions, body-mind interventions, and other interventions.

Conclusion: All interventions based on CBT, most interventions based on body-mind, and some other interventions are effective in treating anxiety in infertile women and men.

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Published
2019-05-08
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Masoumi SZ, Parsa P, Kalhori F, Mohagheghi H, Mohammadi Y. What Psychiatric Interventions Are Used for Anxiety Disorders in Infertile Couples? A Systematic Review Study. Iran J Psychiatry. 14(2):160-170.
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