There seems to be a link between anxiety and depression and fertility rates following in vitro fertilization (IVF). The rates are lower for women with depression and anxiety in a study of 23,000 women in Sweden. The rate of fertilization seems to be even lower for women with anxiety and depression who were not on medications to treat the disorder. The most common treatment for depression (ssris) seem to have no effect on the fertility rates.
This study was done with a small percentage of those 23,000 women having anxiety or depression 4.4%. The study started in 2007 and moved forward from there.
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Depression and anxiety may reduce chances of IVF pregnancy