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Delusions of Pregnancy in Men: Case Report and Review of the Literature

  • Santosh K. Chaturvedi (a1)
Abstract

The case of a young, unmarried boy, who had moderate mental retardation, epilepsy, and post-ictal psychosis, is described here. During the psychosis, he believed he was pregnant, and had related behavioural disturbances. The review of other such cases reveals that organic brain damage was evident in all cases. Brain damage seems to be the more likely causative factor than psychodynamic factors.

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  • Santosh K. Chaturvedi (a1)
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