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Factors Contributng to a Delusion of Pregnancy

Specialty:

Psychiatry

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Description:

Some people may really think that they are pregnant when they are not and when there is concrete evidence against it. The presence of a delusion is fairly obvious in an elderly patient or an adult male. A woman of childbearing age with a delusion of pregnancy may be diagnosed as having pseudocyesis (false pregnancy).

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