Psychiatric consultation of patients with hyperemesis gravidarum
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- Kim, D.R., Connolly, K.R., Cristancho, P. et al. Arch Womens Ment Health (2009) 12: 61. doi:10.1007/s00737-009-0064-7
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The request for a psychiatric examination of patients with hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a unique challenge for the psychiatric consultant. Unfortunately, there are little data in the psychosomatic medicine literature to guide diagnostic evaluations and treatment of patients with HG. In this article, we summarize the existing literature and propose a practical approach to such patients based on the literature and our clinical experience.