Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82--84

Pseudocyesis Versus Delusion of Pregnancy: Differential Diagnoses to be Kept in Mind


Tarun Yadav, Yatan Pal Singh Balhara, Dinesh Kumar Kataria 
 Department of Psychiatry and De-addiction, Lady Hardinge Medical College and SSK Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Yatan Pal Singh Balhara
Department of Psychiatry and De-addiction, Lady Hardinge Medical College and SSK Hospital, New Delhi
India

Pseudocyesis is a condition in which the patient has all signs and symptoms of pregnancy except for the confirmation of the presence of a fetus. The literature on delusions of pregnancy in schizophrenia is however scanty. We hereby present a case of delusion of pregnancy. The case highlights the possibility of delusion of pregnancy if a patient presents with features suggestive of pseudocyesis. The obstetricians being more familiar with pseudocyesis might tend to overlook the other possibility in such cases. This would be especially true if there are no associated clearcut psychotic features.


How to cite this article:
Yadav T, Balhara YP, Kataria DK. Pseudocyesis Versus Delusion of Pregnancy: Differential Diagnoses to be Kept in Mind.Indian J Psychol Med 2012;34:82-84


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Yadav T, Balhara YP, Kataria DK. Pseudocyesis Versus Delusion of Pregnancy: Differential Diagnoses to be Kept in Mind. Indian J Psychol Med [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Apr 10 ];34:82-84
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