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Endocrinology and physiology of pseudocyesis

Overview of attention for article published in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, January 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Endocrinology and physiology of pseudocyesis
Published in
Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1477-7827-11-39
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Authors

Juan J Tarín, Carlos Hermenegildo, Miguel A García-Pérez, Antonio Cano

Abstract

This literature review on pseudocyesis or false pregnancy aims to find epidemiological, psychiatric/psychologic, gynecological and endocrine traits associated with this condition in order to propose neuroendocrine/endocrine mechanisms leading to the emergence of pseudocyetic traits. Ten women from 5 selected studies were analyzed after applying stringent criteria to discriminate between cases of true pseudocyesis (pseudocyesis vera) versus delusional, simulated or erroneous pseudocyesis. The analysis of the reviewed studies evidenced that pseudocyesis shares many endocrine traits with both polycystic ovarian syndrome and major depressive disorder, although the endocrine traits are more akin to polycystic ovarian syndrome than to major depressive disorder. Data support the notion that pseudocyetic women may have increased sympathetic nervous system activity, dysfunction of central nervous system catecholaminergic pathways and decreased steroid feedback inhibition of gonadotropin-releasing hormone. Although other neuroendocrine/endocrine pathways may be involved, the neuroendocrine/endocrine mechanisms proposed in this review may lead to the development of pseudocyetic traits including hypomenorrhea or amenorrhea, galactorrhea, diurnal and/or nocturnal hyperprolactinemia, abdominal distension and apparent fetal movements and labor pains at the expected date of delivery.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Unknown 81 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 16 19%
Student > Postgraduate 9 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 11%
Researcher 7 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 7%
Other 24 29%
Unknown 12 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 39%
Psychology 7 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 4%
Other 13 16%
Unknown 17 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 36. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 March 2022.
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