Navigation Links
Overcoming the IVF baby blues
Date:11/9/2010

Between 20 and 30 percent of women who undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures suffer from significant symptoms of depression. Many practitioners believe that the hormone therapy involved in IVF procedures is primarily responsible for this. But new research from Tel Aviv University shows that, while this is true, other factors are even more influential.

According to Dr. Miki Bloch of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv, stress, pre-existing depression, and anxiety are more likely than hormone therapy to impact a woman's depression levels when undergoing IVF. Combined, these factors may also affect IVF success rates ― so diagnosis and treatment of this depression is very important.

Recently reported in the Journal of Fertility and Sterility, Dr. Bloch's research clarifies the involvement of different hormonal states as triggers for depression during IVF, both for long- and short-term protocols.

The long and short stories

In the long-term IVF protocol, explains Dr. Bloch, women receive injections which block ovulation, resulting in a sharp decline in estrogen and progesterone levels. This state continues for a two-week period before the patient is injected with hormones to stimulate ovulation, at which point the eggs are harvested and fertilized before being replanted into the womb. The short-term IVF protocol, on the other hand, does not include the initial two-week period of induction of a low hormonal state.

Some gynaecologists believe that depression is more likely when a woman undergoes long-term IVF therapy because of those first two weeks of hormonal repression. But Dr. Bloch's research has demonstrated that the difference between the two different procedures is negligible ― depression and anxiety rates for women who undergo the long protocol and those who undergo the short are exactly the same.

Dr. Bloch a
'/>"/>

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Overcoming anthrax bacteriums natural defenses could hold key to new treatments
2. Overcoming Taboos, Myths, and Dogmas in Bioethics
3. More than just the baby blues
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... of researchers, including scientists from the Max Planck Institute ... a major step in understanding photosynthesis, the process by ... oxygen in its atmosphere and which is therefore crucial ... , The researchers report the first direct visualization of ... step in which a specific protein complex, photosystem II, ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 Researchers have pioneered a revolutionary new ... technology, called Virtual Finger, allows scientists to move ... and synapses using the flat surface of their ... imaging studies orders of magnitude more efficient, saving ... across many areas of experimental biology. The software ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... that transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells can stimulate neurogenesis ... of Alzheimer,s disease (AD) and improve tissue and function ... are reported on the therapeutic effect of adipose-derived stem ... the effect on oxidative injury and neurogenesis in the ... team, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, China transplanted ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):A first direct glimpse of photosynthesis in action 2Virtual finger enables scientists to navigate and analyze complex 3D images 2
... Scripps Health announced today it has launched an innovative ... help determine the causes of idiopathic human diseases -- those ... or are unresponsive to standard treatments. The use of ... and treating rare medical cases. Whole genome sequencing provides ...
... identified and mapped the chemical structure of molecules used by ... growth of reef-building coral. Chemicals found on the surfaces ... coral, suggesting that competition with these macroalgae could be a ... of coral reefs. Seaweed growth on coral reefs ...
... difficult to measure accurately each nation,s contribution of carbon dioxide ... ground as coal, gas, and oil, and these fuels are ... generate the energy that is used to make products. In ... where they are consumed. A team led by Carnegie,s Steven ...
Cached Biology News:Scripps launches whole genome sequencing study to find root causes of idiopathic diseases 2Scripps launches whole genome sequencing study to find root causes of idiopathic diseases 3Study identifies molecules used by certain species of seaweed to harm corals 2Study identifies molecules used by certain species of seaweed to harm corals 3Study identifies molecules used by certain species of seaweed to harm corals 4Links in the chain: Global carbon emissions and consumption 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014 Senior supply chain ... professional associations, addressed the challenges of “Reducing Cost, Lead ... Industries” through strategic sourcing. Describing the partnership of the ... Supply Chain Management Institute ( SCMI) of the ... June 24 at the Kroc Institute of Peace and ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014 Research and Markets ( ... "International Photonic Integrated Circuit (Monolithic Integration, Hybrid ... report to their offering. ... of photonic integration traces its roots in the ... of photonic integration went unexplored and unfulfilled for ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... new study published today in the journal PNAS ... found that time of day and sleep deprivation have ... be crucial when looking at the best time of ... heart disease, and for administering medicines effectively. , Researchers ... Cancer Research, London, investigated the links between sleep deprivation, ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... shelled out for crude 3-D glasses, polarized glasses, ... These basic devices, used to trick the brain ... be rendered obsolete with the introduction of new ... , TAU doctoral students Yuval Yifat, Michal Eitan, ... based on nanoantennas that could be used for ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Biotech & Biopharm Supply Chain Management Executives Launch BSMA in San Diego 2Biotech & Biopharm Supply Chain Management Executives Launch BSMA in San Diego 3Biotech & Biopharm Supply Chain Management Executives Launch BSMA in San Diego 4International Photonic Integrated Circuit (Monolithic Integration, Hybrid Integration, Module Integration) Market - Forecasts to 2019 2Time of day crucial to accurately test for diseases, new research finds 2Projecting a 3-dimensional future 2Projecting a 3-dimensional future 3
... Business Objects has agreed to buy La Crosse-based data ... cash. The deal is expected to close in the second ... software, services, education and consulting to help businesses make sure ... They serve 6,000 customers worldwide in places such as call ...
... Madison, Wis. Third Wave Technologies has settled ... genotyping patents. Third Wave will license hepatitis C virus ... ,The two companies' relationship goes back further. In Aril ... was an exclusive distributor of its proprietary Invader line ...
... Graphics, a printer of magazines, catalogs, books, direct mail ... for clients into a new business unit called ... who also serves as Quad Graphics' vice president of ... is backed by the capabilities of 260 corporate IT ...
Cached Biology Technology:
...
Histone H2A Polyclonal Antibody 100 ug affinity purified rabbit polyclonal antibody. Detects ~14 kDa Histone H2A. It does not cross-react with other Histones. Reacts with human/mouse/rat. Performs w...
Contains L-glutamine...
... PhosphatidylEthanolamine-Binding Protein (PEBP) does not share ... inhibitors. PEBP is expressed in ... ovary, muscle, and stomach. One ... is exerting inhibitory activity against several ...
Biology Products: