Psychogenic Belching: A Case Report VD01-VD02
Dr. Vivekkumar Ashok Nagarale,
Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, 4th Floor B Wing, Dr. RN Cooper Hospital, Vile Parle (West),
Mumbai-40056, Maharashtra, India.
Conversion symptoms usually appear with emotional conflicts of the patient. Belching’s psychogenic aetiology is not unheard of and can be a manifestation of conversion disorder though rare. Current case is of a middle aged woman presenting with belching unresponsive to medical management. The patient improved after supportive psychotherapy sessions and placebo medication.