The Effectiveness of the Method of Imaginative Psychotherapy as Psychocorrectional Treatment for Idiopathic Infertility

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Abstract

The article provides results of research into the impact of psychosomatic factors on successful conception in patients with idiopathic infertility who undergo treatment in the department of infertile marriage and ART of the Ural Research Institute of Maternity and Child Care. Infertility-related psychological targets and their correction by imaginative psychosomatic psychotherapeutic techniques can be a way to provide a solution to the infertility problem. A method to reduce the effect of distress hormones on the target reproductive function body organs was developed and tested. This method is rooted in the knowledge of neuroendocrine regulation of reproductive processes. The psychotherapeutic correction was based on the approaches of emotional-figurative therapy as a way to reduce the extremeness of living conditions while undergoing infertility treatment. Psychodynamic indicators of socio-psychological maladaptation, volitional tension, behavior constructiveness in distress situations, psychovegetative coefficient of ergicity were selected as the effectiveness criteria.

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Keywords: reproductive health, idiopathic infertility, endocrinological infertility, stress factors, imaginative psychotherapy, “imaginary body” psychocorrection

Journal rubric: Tools

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/exppsy.2024170114

Received: 03.07.2022

Accepted:

For citation: Itskovich M.M., Polyakova I.G., Symanyuk E.E. The Effectiveness of the Method of Imaginative Psychotherapy as Psychocorrectional Treatment for Idiopathic Infertility. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2024. Vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 214–234. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2024170114. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Mark M. Itskovich, PhD in Psychology, Head of the Department of Correctional Pedagogy and Psychology, Ural Federal University named after B.N. Yeltsin (UrFU), Ekaterinburg, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6112-1277, e-mail: markiz975025@yandex.ru

Irina G. Polyakova, PhD in Sociology, Researcher, Interregional Institute of Social Sciences, Ural Federal University named after B.N. Yeltsin (UrFU), Ekaterinburg, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9619-2152, e-mail: irinapolykova@yandex.ru

Elvira E. Symanyuk, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of the Department of General and Social Psychology, Ural Federal University named after B.N. Yeltsin (UrFU), Ekaterinburg, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7591-7230, e-mail: e.e.symaniuk@urfu.ru

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