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Year : 2017 | Month : April | Volume : 11 | Issue : 4 | Page : VD01 - VD02

Psychogenic Belching: A Case Report

Vivekkumar Ashok Nagarale, Suyog Vijay Jaiswal, Vishal Ashok Sawant, Vihang N. Vahia

1. Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, HBT Medical College and Dr. R.N.Cooper Municipal General Hospital, Juhu, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. 2. Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, HBT Medical College and Dr. R.N. Cooper Municipal General Hospital, Juhu, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. 3. Honorary Professor, Department of Psychiatry, HBT Medical College and Dr. R.N.Cooper Municipal General Hospital, Juhu, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. 4. Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, HBT Medical College and Dr. R.N. Cooper Municipal General Hospital, Juhu, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Vivekkumar Ashok Nagarale,
Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, 4th Floor B Wing, Dr. RN Cooper Hospital, Vile Parle (West),
Mumbai-40056, Maharashtra, India.
E-mail: dr.viveknagarale@gmail.com

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Conversion, Psychogenic aetiology, Supportive psychotherapy

How to cite this article :

Vivekkumar Ashok Nagarale, Suyog Vijay Jaiswal, Vishal Ashok Sawant, Vihang N. Vahia. PSYCHOGENIC BELCHING: A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 May 23 ]; 11:VD01-VD02. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=April&volume=11&issue=4&page=VD01-VD02&id=9633

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/24838.9633


Date of Submission: Oct 16, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Dec 28, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Jan 03, 2017
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017


Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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