Pseudocyesis

  • Sarita Upadhyay GTZ-Health Sector Support Programme

Abstract

Pseudocyesis - a clinical syndrome seen in non-psychotic woman, known since the time of Hippocrates. Pseudocyesis has a psychological basis in which a woman's wish for pregnancy is essential to their identity and self-esteem. Normally, pseudocyesis is seen in women who desperately want to become pregnant, especially those with longstanding infertility. Basically, the treatment of Pseudocyesis is to help these patients recognize the illness and to educate and counsel them. Here is the case of pseudocyesis in which there is no history of long standing infertility. This case is rare and liable to be missed.

JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc. 2008 Jul-Sep;47(171):147-150.

Author Biography

Sarita Upadhyay, GTZ-Health Sector Support Programme

Medicare National Hospital and Research Center
Chabahil, Kathmandu, Nepal

Published
2008-07-01
How to Cite
Upadhyay, S. (2008). Pseudocyesis. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 47(171). https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.326
Section
Case Reports