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Depression affects women trying to conceive: study

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NEW YORK: According to the newest study, scientists have pointed out that stern depressive symptoms can reduce the probabilities of becoming pregnant.

The research discovered up to 38 percent decline in the standard prospect of commencement in a specified menstrual sequence amongst women suffering from depression than those who have no or little signs.

An assistant professor from Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine in the US and senior author, Yael Nillni stated, “current use of psychotropic medications did not appear to harm the probability of conception.”

He further noted: “Our findings suggest that moderate to severe depressive symptoms, regardless of current psychotropic medication treatment, may delay conception.”

In addition, Depression has a connection with deregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, which might manipulate the periods and distress the capability to conceive.

The investigators have reported their findings in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, following the analysis of over 2,100 ladies aged between 21 to 45 years.

All the women were pregnancy-planners and registered in PRESTO (Pregnancy Study Online) study.