Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

Evaluation of Psychiatric Disorders Axis 1 in Ovum Donor Women

Author(s): Alena Makvandi, Azadeh Mazaheri Meybodi, Maryam Hafezi

Abstract

Introduction: One fertility method is ovum donation. There is a lot of information on the medical and ethical aspects of ovum donation with little information on the psychiatric disorders of ovum donor women. For this, the purpose of the present study was to investigate frequency of psychiatric disorders in ovum donor women referring to Royan research Institute.

Materials and Methods: It was a cross-sectional study using available sampling method comprising 75 volunteers who donated ovum at Royan Research Institute in 2017. The instrument was the standard SCID 1 questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS (version 16) software.

Result: In this study, 48.3% of donors reported merely financial motivation and 45% both financial and humanitarian motivations. Result of the SCID 1 interview in the first axis group showed significant differences with the control group in terms of panic disorder, minor depression and free floating anxiety.

Conclusion: According to the results, it should be noted that in the process of ovum donation, evaluation of individuals’ psychological needs is also necessary. Therefore, authorities should consider measures to evaluate the psychological aspects of women candidates for donation and receiving ovums.

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