Psychische Störungen und weibliche Infertilität

Translated title of the contribution: Mental disorders and female infertility

U. Schweiger*, T. Wischmann, T. Strowitzki

*Corresponding author for this work
4 Citations (Scopus)


Approximately 5-10% of women in the reproductive years are affected by infertility which is associated with depression, anxiety and disturbed eating behavior. Part of this association can be explained by the emotional stress resulting from infertility. As mental disorders, such as depressive disorder or eating disorders are also prospectively associated with infertility, a bidirectional relationship is assumed. A special relationship exists between mental disorders and the main causes of ovulatory infertility, hypothalamic amenorrhea and polycystic ovary disease. The results of pilot studies support the assumption that psychotherapy may constitute an important component of the treatment of infertility.

Translated title of the contributionMental disorders and female infertility
Original languageGerman
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)1442-1447
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 11.2012

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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