Is there a psychological pregnancy?

The psychological pregnancy, scientifically known as Pseudocyesis, is a reality for some women and even some men. The phantom pregnancy is someone who is not in a state of pregnancy, present the symptoms of pregnancy.

On the other side of the spectrum, as we explained the organization Assisted Reproduction, very young women who fear becoming pregnant and fear or guilt provoked stressed the degree of this condition are.

For the medical community come to recognize and to diagnose psychological pregnancy it has been a challenge, posed as the publication of Psychological Medicine, India and information obtained from the NIH. From a psychiatric point of view there is dilusional pregnancy or pseudopregnancy derived from a ezquisofrénico state. Since gynecology, Pseudocyesis is of low incidence in Western countries, but there are cases.

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Sources, Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine: pseudocyesis versus delusion of pregnancy: Differential diagnoses to be kept in mind. Retrieved on March 7, 2013; US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health: Psychosocial and Cultural aspects of pseudocyesis. Retrieved on March 7, 2013; ORG Assisted Reproduction: Pregnancy psychological or Pseudocyesis. Retrieved on March 7, 2013