The couvade syndrome: an epidemiologic study.

  title={The couvade syndrome: an epidemiologic study.},
  author={Mack Lipkin and Gerri S. Lamb},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={96 4},
A tracer condition, to be used for clinical epidemiologic examination of psychosociogenic illness, must be common and clearly identifiable, distinguishable from concomitant physical problems, and found in general care. These criteria are met by couvade syndrome, the seeking of care for pregnancy-related symptoms by the mates of expectant women. Records of the mates of 267 postpartum women, representing a systemic sample of all births in a health maintenance organization of 36,000, were rated… CONTINUE READING
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