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Barcelona’s Dexeus Institute specialists ensure that 40% of couples seeking assisted reproduction develops psychopathological like depression and anxiety disorders. The vast majority of couples undergoing assisted reproduction treatment experience feelings of frustration until they do not achieve a pregnancy, according to experts in reproductive medicine at the Institut Dexeus of Barcelona. The professionals of the sector manifested that it is very important for the couple to have psychological support to better withstand the pressure of the moment and, at the same time, be well advised medically. Gracia Lasheras, psychiatrist at the USP Institut Universitari Dexeus psychology and Psychiatry Service, points out that four out of ten couples who undergo assisted reproduction treatments may develop psychopathological disorders such as anxiety and depression, according to his profile of vulnerability. Experts suggest that 20% of couples shows psychopathological disorders before beginning treatment and during the process this figure rises up to 40%, registering the highest levels of anxiety, hostility and depression before testing for pregnancy and after attempts thwarted in this type of treatment. Should be noted that you for many couples having children is extremely important and can not get it causes them a real life crisis. For this reason, psychiatrists indicated that infertility is a highly stressful phenomenon since it threatens the physical and psychological well-being of the couple. While infertility is a phenomenon that is on the increase, Lasheras highlights to the population that suffers from it is an unexpected problem and for which no one is prepared.

From the professional point of view, it is highly recommended that couples undergoing assisted reproduction treatments aimed at support groups. In this way, couples can share their fears and anxieties with other couples who are in your same situation. Close author: Complete articles by a team of Invitro tv, by instituto dexeus free barcelona and ideas please visit:, a comprehensive resource for a pregnant women. Original author and source of the article

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