The desire to be a mother is part of many women’s lives. However, there are factors that hinder or prevent a pregnancy, such as fertility problems.
Despite this, according to Freud, human sexuality involves much more than merely these biological issues, it also involves social issues, since having children and starting a family is usually a social requirement.
Often, women who arrive at a certain age and still have no children are questioned, feeling pressured to comply with such requirements, which for different reasons does not happen.
In this scenario, psychological pregnancy can occur, which although rare, is susceptible to women who have some pre-existing psychological disorder.
What is psychological pregnancy?
Psychological pregnancy, scientifically called pseudocyesis, is a syndrome in which the woman develops all the symptoms of a pregnancy, even if she is not pregnant. This picture is manifested by psychosomatic changes, that is, psychic factors trigger organic conditions, since there is a connection between the mind and the bodily responses.
It usually occurs with women who have hormonal and infertility problems, aged between 40 and 50 years, with neurotic tendencies and who have had no children.
It is a mechanism for the formation of symptoms in which there is a transfer of a psychic conflict to the body, in the form of symptoms, in an attempt to resolve it.
Psychological pregnancy is reminiscent of classic hysteria, much studied by Freud. The origin of the word hysteria already indicates its relation to the case, since hystera means uterus, in Greek.
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