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Fear, Folie and Phantom Pregnancy: Pseudocyesis in a Fifteen-Year-Old Girl

  • Peter J. Hardwick (a1) and Carol Fitzpatrick (a2)

Pseudocyesis is rare in childhood and adolescence. Moreover, in all age groups, there has been little written on its therapeutic handling. We describe a case of pseudocyesis in a fifteen-year-old girl and discuss the therapy in some detail.

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Fear, Folie and Phantom Pregnancy: Pseudocyesis in a Fifteen-Year-Old Girl

  • Peter J. Hardwick (a1) and Carol Fitzpatrick (a2)
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