Infertile women without children at a higher risk for psychiatric disorders

A recent study has found that infertile women who are unsuccessful with fertility treatments are at a higher risk for a number of psychiatric disorders.

Using the Danish national population registry, researchers cross-linked the entries of infertile women with the Psychiatric Central Registry for the years 1973-2008.

They found that women who remained childless after their initial fertility analysis were 18% more likely to be hospitalized for a psychiatric disorder than women who had a child.

These women also had a 103% greater risk for alcohol/substance abuse, schizophrenia (47%), and other mental disorders (43%).

The results of this study are based on the single largest cohort of women with infertility.

These data provide important knowledge for counselors treating women struggling with infertility.

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