Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2016;7:85-6. doi: 10.5958/2394-2061.2016.00008.2. Epub 2015 Oct 24.

Pseudocyesis in a non-infertile Indian woman: a case report.

Chakma P, Das PD, Roy A.


Pseudocyesis, seen in non-psychotic woman without true gestation, is a common event in developing countries. Pseudocyesis results from multidimensional factors. Our case was a 46 years, Hindu, married, literate, non-infertile woman of middle socioeconomic status, from urban part of Tripura, India. She presented with amenorrhea, distended abdomen, and breast engorgement. Diagnosis of pseudocyesis was made, and further sessions with the husband and wife were carried out. She was managed with supportive psychotherapy and low dose of clonazepam.


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