Pseudopregnancy and postpartum psychosis: A case study

S. Fennig, J. Chelban, S. Naisberg-Fennig, M. Neumann

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Abstract

We report on an uncommon case of a woman who presents with pseudopregnancy. In the past she suffered from postpartum psychosis and an episode characterized by pseudohallucinations. No such association was reported in the literature survey we have made. We discuss the distinction between the overvalued idea as presented in pseudopregnancy and delusion as presented in the postpartum psychosis and suggest that the two phenomena can be viewed as a continuum rather than dichotomized, especially in cases like the one reported here.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-116
Number of pages4
JournalPsychopathology
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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