- •Infertility crosses all races, ethnic groups, and educational levels.
- •Evidence supports that those experiencing infertility use assisted reproductive technology and experience a greater incidence of depression, anxiety, and stress.
- •The most prevalent psychiatric disorders seen in those experiencing infertility include anxiety disorder (23.2%), major depressive disorder (17%), and dysthymia (9.8%).
- •Validated psychiatric screening tools, including 3 specifically developed for use with infertility patients, may be useful for identifying mental health issues associated with infertility.
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