Psychiatric aspects of hyperemesis gravidarum

Iulian Lancu, Moshe Kotler, Baruch Spivakh, Margaret Radwanh, Avraham Weizman

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Abstract

Hyperemesis gravidarum is a potentially dangerous disorder of pregnancy characterized by severe and protracted vomiting. It is suggested that psychosocial factors may have a role in determining whether the pregnant woman experiences a transient spell of mild vomiting or progresses towards the much rarer but more significant pernicious vomiting. Psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and behavior therapy have been reported to contribute to the treatment of patients with hyperemesis gravidarum. A review of the etiological factors as well as of the therapeutic approaches is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-149
Number of pages7
JournalPsychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Volume61
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Emotions
  • Hyperemesis gravidarum
  • Hypnosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Vomiting

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