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Female infertility as a factor of emotional disorder: the importance of psychotherapy in the treatment of infertility

https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2021-2-97-103

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 Nowadays, infertility is one of the major problems in the reproductive health field: it is estimated that it affects 8 to 12% of couples of reproductive age worldwide, and in 50–80% of cases, the reason is female infertility. Miscarriage occurs in 10–25% of cases, and every fifth pregnancy is terminated, which aggravates the unfavorable demographic situation in general. For a woman, the inability to have children and long-term treatment turns into a psychological problem. An Emotional toll  leads to guilt and inferiority, emotional upheaval, lower quality  of life. Previous studies have shown that despite a good prognosis and funds  availability, the most common treatment discontinuation cause is  psychological distress. The current review aims to analyze an  infertile woman's emotional status and search for possible options  to decrease psychological stress during infertility treatment. 

About the Authors

M. S. Golyshkina
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation

 8, Trubetskaya St., Build. 2, Moscow 119991, Russia 



M. N. Gevorgyan
Engels Perinatal Centre
Russian Federation

 8, Vesennyaya St., Engels 413116, Russia 



V. N. Nikolenko
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia; M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation

 8, Trubetskaya St., Build. 2, Moscow 119991, Russia 

 31, Lomonosov Prospect, Build. 5, Moscow 119192, Russia 



M. V. Oganesyan
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia; M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation

 8, Trubetskaya St., Build. 2, Moscow 119991, Russia 

 31, Lomonosov Prospect, Build. 5, Moscow 119192, Russia 



P. A. Pavlyuk
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation

 8, Trubetskaya St., Build. 2, Moscow 119991, Russia 



N. A. Rizaeva
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia; M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation

 8, Trubetskaya St., Build. 2, Moscow 119991, Russia 

 31, Lomonosov Prospect, Build. 5, Moscow 119192, Russia 



A. L. Unanyan
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation

 8, Trubetskaya St., Build. 2, Moscow 119991, Russia 



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Golyshkina M.S., Gevorgyan M.N., Nikolenko V.N., Oganesyan M.V., Pavlyuk P.A., Rizaeva N.A., Unanyan A.L. Female infertility as a factor of emotional disorder: the importance of psychotherapy in the treatment of infertility. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2021;13(2):97-103. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2021-2-97-103

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