"In cycles of dreams, despair, and desperation:" Research perspectives on infertility specific distress in patients undergoing fertility treatments

Ansha Patel, P. S.V.N. Sharma, Pratap Kumar

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

"Emotional distress in infertility" is a broad expression that loosely denotes anxiety, depression, grief, crisis, depleting psychological well-being, and all forms of affective and interpersonal disturbances faced by individuals with infertility. The distress is usually associated with involuntary childlessness as it is an unwelcoming event. The developmental crisis associated with childlessness poses a threat to one's sense of self at all levels (individual, family and social). Distress may begin before or during treatments as a person experiences the loss of control over attaining parenthood, anxiety or dejection after the diagnosis, treatments, its complications particularly its limited success rates. This paper reviews the basic concepts, theoretical models related to infertility specific distress (ISD). It elaborates on the effects of individual and treatment-specific variables on ISD with special highlights gathered from the national and international research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320-328
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Human Reproductive Sciences
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2018

Fingerprint

Infertility
Fertility
Research
Anxiety
Grief
Therapeutics
Theoretical Models
Depression
Psychology

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Reproductive Medicine

Cite this

@article{20573c0d46c944fc98286373573a9c0f,
title = "{"}In cycles of dreams, despair, and desperation:{"} Research perspectives on infertility specific distress in patients undergoing fertility treatments",
abstract = "{"}Emotional distress in infertility{"} is a broad expression that loosely denotes anxiety, depression, grief, crisis, depleting psychological well-being, and all forms of affective and interpersonal disturbances faced by individuals with infertility. The distress is usually associated with involuntary childlessness as it is an unwelcoming event. The developmental crisis associated with childlessness poses a threat to one's sense of self at all levels (individual, family and social). Distress may begin before or during treatments as a person experiences the loss of control over attaining parenthood, anxiety or dejection after the diagnosis, treatments, its complications particularly its limited success rates. This paper reviews the basic concepts, theoretical models related to infertility specific distress (ISD). It elaborates on the effects of individual and treatment-specific variables on ISD with special highlights gathered from the national and international research.",
author = "Ansha Patel and Sharma, {P. S.V.N.} and Pratap Kumar",
year = "2018",
month = "10",
day = "1",
doi = "10.4103/jhrs.JHRS_42_18",
language = "English",
volume = "11",
pages = "320--328",
journal = "Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences",
issn = "0974-1208",
publisher = "Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - "In cycles of dreams, despair, and desperation:" Research perspectives on infertility specific distress in patients undergoing fertility treatments

AU - Patel, Ansha

AU - Sharma, P. S.V.N.

AU - Kumar, Pratap

PY - 2018/10/1

Y1 - 2018/10/1

N2 - "Emotional distress in infertility" is a broad expression that loosely denotes anxiety, depression, grief, crisis, depleting psychological well-being, and all forms of affective and interpersonal disturbances faced by individuals with infertility. The distress is usually associated with involuntary childlessness as it is an unwelcoming event. The developmental crisis associated with childlessness poses a threat to one's sense of self at all levels (individual, family and social). Distress may begin before or during treatments as a person experiences the loss of control over attaining parenthood, anxiety or dejection after the diagnosis, treatments, its complications particularly its limited success rates. This paper reviews the basic concepts, theoretical models related to infertility specific distress (ISD). It elaborates on the effects of individual and treatment-specific variables on ISD with special highlights gathered from the national and international research.

AB - "Emotional distress in infertility" is a broad expression that loosely denotes anxiety, depression, grief, crisis, depleting psychological well-being, and all forms of affective and interpersonal disturbances faced by individuals with infertility. The distress is usually associated with involuntary childlessness as it is an unwelcoming event. The developmental crisis associated with childlessness poses a threat to one's sense of self at all levels (individual, family and social). Distress may begin before or during treatments as a person experiences the loss of control over attaining parenthood, anxiety or dejection after the diagnosis, treatments, its complications particularly its limited success rates. This paper reviews the basic concepts, theoretical models related to infertility specific distress (ISD). It elaborates on the effects of individual and treatment-specific variables on ISD with special highlights gathered from the national and international research.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85059618574&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85059618574&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.4103/jhrs.JHRS_42_18

DO - 10.4103/jhrs.JHRS_42_18

M3 - Review article

VL - 11

SP - 320

EP - 328

JO - Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences

JF - Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences

SN - 0974-1208

IS - 4

ER -