Psychological factors and hyperemesis gravidarum.

  title={Psychological factors and hyperemesis gravidarum.},
  author={Stephen W Simpson and Thomas Goodwin and Sean B Robins and Albert A. Rizzo and Renae A Howes and D K Buckwalter and J. Galen Buckwalter},
  journal={Journal of women's health & gender-based medicine},
  volume={10 5},
Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a condition of severe, intractable nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. It has long been held that HG is a psychosomatic illness reflective of a long-term psychological trait, that is, conversion disorder. We investigated this possibility by conducting a two-phase study: (1) a comparison of women with (n = 9) and without (n = 10) HG during pregnancy and (2) a comparison of nonpregnant women who did (n = 10) and did not (n = 12) have HG during their most recent… CONTINUE READING

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