Anxiety Depression in Infertile Women

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Nasreen Ruby
Mian Iftikhar Hussain
Naseema Saba


This was a cross sectional study done to evaluate the psychological problems in infertile woemn attending infertility clinic. 312 patients were interviewed and it was found that these patients are under great stress and manifest many psychological symptoms. They were depressed had feeling of guilt, even suicidal thoughts. Insomnia in different forms was very common. The patients had many somatic symptoms and showed different signs of anxiety tension and nervousness. patients exhibited signs of anxiety even at interview. many women felt they were not capable of performing routine work. It is recommended that infertility clinic are vulnerable to psychological problems. 

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Ruby N, Hussain MI, Saba N. Anxiety Depression in Infertile Women. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 15 [cited 2023 Mar. 28];14(1). Available from:
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