Psychotic couvade: 2 Case reports

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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
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1999


  • Pregnancy
  • Psychodynamic of psychoses
  • Psychotic couvade

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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