A Case Report of Hysterical Serial Belching (Rare Manifestation of Conversion)

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Alireza Ghaffarinejad 1 , *

1 Resident of psychiatry, Department of psychiatry, Beheshti hospital, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Boulvar Avenue, Kerman, Iran

How to Cite: Ghaffarinejad A. A Case Report of Hysterical Serial Belching (Rare Manifestation of Conversion), Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2010 ; 4(1):53-5.

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Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 4 (1); 53-5
Published Online: June 30, 2010
Article Type: Case Report
Received: May 01, 2009
Accepted: December 20, 2009

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Abstract

Hysteria is one of the conversion disorders that can be presented similar to neurological and organic disorders. Conversion symptoms are usually associated with emotional conflicts of the patient. Belching is often reported in patients with gastroesophageal reflux and is a rare manifestation of hysteria. The authors would describe a young female patient with serial belching that, after several gastrointestinal tract examinations which were unremarkable, was diagnosed as having hysteria. The patient’s belches were finished after few psychotherapy sessions

Keywords

Conversion Disorder Eructation Hysteria

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