New Delhi, October 17 (ANI): a study conducted at the Federal University of Minas Gerais found that conducting an eight-week program based on mindfulness can be effective in reducing symptoms related to stress and depression while increasing general well-being of infertile women. The study was conducted on 62 infertile women who underwent the program, which included meditation, relaxation, guided images and other components, and the remaining 37 were in a control group and received no intervention. The median number of chronic stress symptoms recorded in the last month decreased from six before the program to two after the intervention. Depressive symptoms also decreased after the program, while general well-being improved. None of the results changed significantly in the control group. "We observed that a relatively brief program of mindfulness practice could reduce the self-perception of stress and depressive symptoms in this population," said lead author Dr. Fernando Reis. "This program offers complementary support to mitigate the psychological burden of infertility." Infertile women are often affected by chronic stress and have an increased risk of depression.
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