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Depression and Well-Being in Women undergoing Fertility Treatment


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1 Department of Psychology, Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore, India
     

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From a Test-tube Baby Centre, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, 40 women undergoing infertility treatment were screened for depression and well-being using Case Study Schedule (2011), Beck Depression Inventory (Beck, 1971) and Well-Being Index (WHO, 1998). Out of that, 35 women with moderate to severe depression and worst well-being were chosen to serve as the sample, by Purposive Sampling Method. Psychological intervention involving Relaxation Training coupled with Autosuggestions and Cognitive Restructuring (Natesan, 2004) and Visualization (White, 2004) were administered on the all subjects for six sessions. After psychological intervention, they were re-assessed for depression and well-being using Case Study Reassessment Schedule (2011), Beck Depression Inventory and Well-Being Index. Results revealed that the mean differences in depression and wellbeing before and after psychological intervention were statistically significant.

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Infertility, Depression, Well-Being, Psychological Intervention.
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Preetha Menon
Department of Psychology, Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore, India
D. Sudha
Department of Psychology, Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore, India

Abstract


From a Test-tube Baby Centre, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, 40 women undergoing infertility treatment were screened for depression and well-being using Case Study Schedule (2011), Beck Depression Inventory (Beck, 1971) and Well-Being Index (WHO, 1998). Out of that, 35 women with moderate to severe depression and worst well-being were chosen to serve as the sample, by Purposive Sampling Method. Psychological intervention involving Relaxation Training coupled with Autosuggestions and Cognitive Restructuring (Natesan, 2004) and Visualization (White, 2004) were administered on the all subjects for six sessions. After psychological intervention, they were re-assessed for depression and well-being using Case Study Reassessment Schedule (2011), Beck Depression Inventory and Well-Being Index. Results revealed that the mean differences in depression and wellbeing before and after psychological intervention were statistically significant.

Keywords


Infertility, Depression, Well-Being, Psychological Intervention.