Somatic symptom disorder manifested as acute abdominal pain during pregnancy preceding perinatal depression: a case report

Yoshinori Moriyama, Kenji Imai, Tomoko Nakano, Tomomi Kotani, Fumitaka Kikkawa

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Abstract

Somatic symptom disorder (SSD) occurring as abdominal pain during pregnancy can be very difficult to distinguish from physical diseases; prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment are required. SSD can develop into perinatal depression, which may need intensive psychiatric intervention. Here, we present the first case report of SSD preceding perinatal depression. This case shows the clinical importance of SSD in obstetrics both as a cause of abdominal pain and as a precursor of depression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-304
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Women's Mental Health
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 08-04-2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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