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Azizi M, Elyasi F. Biopsychosocial view to pseudocyesis: A narrative review. IJRM. 2017; 15 (9) :535-542
URL: http://journals.ssu.ac.ir/ijrmnew/article-1-856-en.html
1- Research Student Committee, Nasibeh Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, Mazandaran University of Medical Science Sari, Iran
2- Department of Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Addiction Institute, School of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran , Forouzan.el@gmail.com
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Background: Pseudocyesis is a psychopathological clinical syndrome in which a non-pregnant woman firmly believes herself to be pregnant and manifests many symptoms and signs of pregnancy. Although the exact etiology of pseudocyesis has not been determined.
Objective: This study was conducted with the aim of assessing the biopsychosocial view to pseudocyesis.
Materials and Methods: A comprehensive search in electronic databases such as Google Scholar, PubMed, ScienceDirect, Web of Science, and Scopus was conducted between 1943-2016 to retrieve pseudocyesis related articles. For this purpose, 1149 articles were collected and 66 items were used.
Results: Findings were classified into 2 main categories: a) pseudocyesis etiology, which could include (biological psychological factors and psychiatric disorders, and social factors); and b) pseudocyesis management.
Conclusion: Pseudocyesis results from a multidimensional group of factors, and a holistic and comprehensive approach should be taken to its treatment. Cooperation between gynecologists and psychiatrists would likely be useful in addressing the condition.
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Received: 2017/10/30 | Accepted: 2017/10/30 | Published: 2017/10/30

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