Delusion of pregnancy: Is there a role of prolactin?

Alice Gillian Keane, Tarun Bastiampillai, Rohan Dhillon, Prashant Tibrewal, Vani Kaler

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    Delusion of pregnancy (DOP) is a fixed false belief that one is pregnant, despite evidence to the contrary. Recently, there have been several reports linking DOP with antipsychotic-induced hyperprolactinaemia (Ahuja et al., 2008; Ali et al., 2003).

    Ms S is a 36-year-old woman with a 6-year history of schizoaffective disorder. Her symptoms have been stable on paliperidone depot 75 mg monthly for the last 2 years.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1018-1018
    Number of pages1
    JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
    Issue number10
    Early online date17 Aug 2016
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016


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