Study: infertile couples may have emotional issues

January 2, 2009 5:48:11 PM PST
It's no surprise that couples dealing with infertility may also have to work through tough emotional issues.But a small study finds mental health conditions including depression and anxiety are more common among those unable to conceive on their own.

Researchers say it's not possible to determine whether these mental health problems were the result of or possibly a contributing factor to patient's infertility.

But, experts say the findings imply routine mental health screening could benefit infertility patients.

There is more on this report in the journal Fertility and Sterility.