Psychotic couvade: 2 Case reports

T. Tényi, M. Trixler, Ferenc Jádi

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Abstract

Couvade is a phenomenon, where the expectant father or another relative experiences somatic and/ or psychiatric symptoms during a woman's pregnancy. Although epidemiological studies report a frequency of couvade cases are very rare with few case reports. The authors report 2 cases of psychotic couvade and give a psychodynamic interpretation of the cases. They emphasize the important role of ego defect and double identification in the development of the cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatria Danubina
Volume11
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1999

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Keywords

  • Pregnancy
  • Psychodynamic of psychoses
  • Psychotic couvade

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Psychotic couvade : 2 Case reports. / Tényi, T.; Trixler, M.; Jádi, Ferenc.

In: Psychiatria Danubina, Vol. 11, No. 1-2, 06.1999, p. 65-67.

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Tényi, T, Trixler, M & Jádi, F 1999, 'Psychotic couvade: 2 Case reports', Psychiatria Danubina, vol. 11, no. 1-2, pp. 65-67.
Tényi, T. ; Trixler, M. ; Jádi, Ferenc. / Psychotic couvade : 2 Case reports. In: Psychiatria Danubina. 1999 ; Vol. 11, No. 1-2. pp. 65-67.
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