Successful treatment of ptyalism gravidarum with concomitant hyperemesis using hypnosis

Zuhrah Beevi, Wah Yun Low, Jamiyah Hassan

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Abstract

Ptyalism gravidarum, or sialorrhea, is the excessive secretion of saliva during pregnancy. Treatment of ptyalism gravidarum is often challenging due to its unknown etiologies. This article discusses a case of ptyalism gravidarum with concomitant hyperemesis in which the condition was successfully treated with hypnosis. A 28-year-old woman presented with ptyalism 2 months into her pregnancy and hyperemesis 3 months into pregnancy with associated vomiting that occurred following every meal. Hypnosis was administered at week 16 of pregnancy to eliminate ptyalism and hyperemesis, to prepare for childbirth, and to increase overall psychological well-being. Ptyalism resolved by week 36, concurrent with the final hypnosis session.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-223
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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