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17 September 2010

Moody, even with shorter therapy

Women who undergo fertility treatment with drugs known as GnRH-agonists run a risk of depression and anxiety symptoms, even if they have a relatively shorter course of therapy.

Women who undergo fertility treatment with drugs known as GnRH-agonists run a risk of depression and anxiety symptoms, even if they have a relatively shorter course of therapy, a new study suggests.

The agonists act by first boosting the body's production of two hormones that stimulate the ovaries to churn out oestrogen, after that initial surge, however, a woman's oestrogen levels drop for a time.

 
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