Excessive fear of becoming pregnant can trigger psychological pregnancy – Women Tips
The symptoms are of pregnancy and include nausea, delayed menstruation, changes in the body, increase the abdomen and pain in the breasts, but the test is negative simply. In this case, it is possible that the woman is going through a psychological pregnancy. The psychologist, a specialist in obstetrics psychology, Elisangela Baptist Secco explained the diagnosis of pseudopregnancy, scientific name of the disorder, is performed by examination of HCG hormone concentrations and in some cases with ultrasound to complement the analysis.
The causes for psychological pregnancy They can be many, because everything depends on the history of each woman. "Conflicts are unconscious and can be due to either the intense desire to get pregnant, as with the Fear of pregnancy. loss situations and confusion related to femininity and social role that women play, often also contribute to the emergence of the disorder, "he explains.
Once diagnosed with pseudopregnancy, the woman needs to undergo psychotherapy and often, doctor, administration of drugs that are intended to eliminate the signs of pregnancy. "This process is important because all the symptoms are similar to that of a real pregnancy and are not consciously caused by women," says the expert.
One must be careful and deal when dealing with a woman who underwent a psychological pregnancy, so the expert explains that often the psychotherapeutic treatment extends to her husband and family of the patient. "Women and family in general are very sad, because the possibility of being pregnant raises a number of expectations for the expected baby, and often all this suffering and frustration can give arterial runoff to depressive disorders," warns.
To help, the woman's family needs to support her so she does not feel alone. Moreover, it is important that the people around, as friends and relatives, not to put pressure trying to convince her of not pregnancy. "Even after the diagnosis that there is a baby in the womb of the woman, she can not control the symptoms. It is absolutely involuntary "he explains.
The doctor also warns that the disorder relapse chances are few, but they exist. "In most cases drug treatment associated with therapy and family support, allows a favorable prognosis. But in severe cases, when the pseudopregnancy frame is associated with other factors such as psychosis, there are greater chances of recurrence occur, "concludes psychologist.