Delusion of Pregnancy as a Somatic-Type Delusional Disorder in a Young Male From the South of Iran

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Research Center of Addiction and Behavioral Sciences, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

2 Diabetes Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

3 Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

5 Medical Research Committee, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

Abstract

Introduction: Delusion of pregnancy is a bizarre delusion in which one feels s/he is carrying a fetus. The etiology is unknown, but aloneness, masturbation, and stress may precipitate this disorder.
Case Presentation: We introduce a young, single man who has delusions of pregnancy. This type of delusion is not a well-known disorder; based on investigated articles, this type of somatic delusion is rare.
Conclusion: This was a chronic case, the exact cause and development of which was unknown. We suggest this phenomenon as a novel symptom. No similar case was found in the literature.

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