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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 158-159

Tokophobia: A dread of pregnancy


Department of Psychiatry, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Dilshad Garden, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Manjeet Singh Bhatia
D-1, Naraina Vihar, New Delhi - 110 028
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-6748.119649

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Tokophobia is a pathological fear of pregnancy and can lead to avoidance of childbirth. It can be classified as primary or secondary. Primary is morbid fear of childbirth in a woman, who has no previous experience of pregnancy. Secondary is morbid fear of childbirth developing after a traumatic obstetric event in a previous pregnancy. A case of tokophobia with depression who responded to fluoxetine is being described.


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