Psychogenic Belching: A Case ReportCorrespondence 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.
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.
Conversion, Psychogenic aetiology, Supportive psychotherapy
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 Apr 28 ]; 11:VD01-VD02. Available from
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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