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Fertil Steril. 2011 Mar 1;95(3):1192-4. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.09.063. Epub 2010 Nov 3.

Longitudinal depressive symptoms and state anxiety among women using assisted reproductive technology.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5276, USA.


We examined the relationship between infertility treatment and psychosocial health through a longitudinal analysis. Women who underwent FSH-IUI or IVF had higher levels of depressive symptoms and state anxiety at baseline compared with those who attempted conception naturally, and this difference persisted over time.

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