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How do you treat false pregnancy?

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When a woman believes she is pregnant, especially for a period of several months, it can be very upsetting for her to learn that she is not. Doctors need to gently break the news, and provide psychological support, including therapy, to help the patient with pseudocyesis recover from her disappointment.

From: False Pregnancy (Pseudocyesis) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Ibekwe, P.C. , 2008. Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Basil, B. , 2006. Psychosomatics

Shutty, M.S. , 1993. Psychosomatic Medicine

Gabbe S.G., Niebyl, J.R., Simpson, J.L., eds. , fifth ed., Philadelphia, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier; 2007. Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies

Datta, S., ed., , third ed., New York, Springer, 2004. Anesthetic and Obstetric Management of High-Risk Pregnancy

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 04, 2018

SOURCES:

Ibekwe, P.C. , 2008. Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Basil, B. , 2006. Psychosomatics

Shutty, M.S. , 1993. Psychosomatic Medicine

Gabbe S.G., Niebyl, J.R., Simpson, J.L., eds. , fifth ed., Philadelphia, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier; 2007. Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies

Datta, S., ed., , third ed., New York, Springer, 2004. Anesthetic and Obstetric Management of High-Risk Pregnancy

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 04, 2018

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