Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 369-372

Delusion of pregnancy and other pregnancy-mimicking conditions: Dissecting through differential diagnosis

Department of Psychiatry, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Seshadri Sekhar Chatterjee
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.128986

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The delusion of pregnancy is defined as the belief of being pregnant despite factual evidence to the contrary. Even being more common in a developing country, the literature about delusion of pregnancy from India is meager. The present article reports the case of delusion of pregnancy in an unmarried female associated with subclinical hypothyroidism and prominent sibling rivalry from psychological aspect. The literature in this field has addressed for the organic and psychodynamic, psychosocial aspect of this disorder and its difference from other disorders mimicking pregnancy and its relevance to the treatment plan.

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