CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 214-216

Pseudocyesis: A complication of antipsychotic-induced increased prolactin levels and weight gain


Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Sandeep Grover
Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-500X.114610

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Pseudocyesis or phantom pregnancy is characterized by a false belief in a non-pregnant female that she is pregnant and this belief is usually associated with bodily signs of pregnancy. In some of the patients, this belief is held with delusional conviction. In this case report, we present the case of a female patient who presented with delusional belief of being pregnant, which was associated with antipsychotic-associated increase in prolactin levels and metabolic syndrome.


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