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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - jún. 1 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health