Going for an ultrasound with the suspicion of waiting for a baby, a heart that beats fast because of the anxiety of knowing whether it is so or not. We could call it a normal thing if we talked about a woman, a little less if it was a man who lived all this.
A 52-year-old Indian man was admitted to hospital some time after having had a relationship with another man, as he believed he had become pregnant.
The gentleman, convinced of what he said, was visited by a psychiatrist. He complained of stomach pain and said he felt the baby move in his lap. One of the doctors soon expressed his opinion: Couvade syndrome, common in women, a little less in men.
It is a sort of hysterical pregnancy in which symptoms similar to those of a real pregnancy occur. The patient was given risperidone, unfortunately for him it is not yet time to give birth.