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Shared Psychotic Disorder (aka Folie à deux)

Shared psychotic disorder is a very rare condition in which people close to a mentally ill person share his or her false beliefs (delusions).

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PsychNet-UK Shared Psychotic Disorder Information Sheet - Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
Shared Psychotic Disorder - Shared psychotic disorder, or folie à deux, is a rare delusional disorder shared by 2 or, occasionally, more people with close emotional ties. An extensive review of the literature reveals cases of folie à trois, folie à quatre, folie à famille (all family members), and even a case involving a dog. An Article by Idan Sharon, MD. Not Rated
Shared Psychotic Disorder - A psychotic disorder is a mental illness that causes abnormal thinking and perceptions. Psychotic illnesses alter a person’s ability to think clearly, make good judgments, respond emotionally, communicate effectively, understand reality, and behave appropriately. People with psychotic disorders have difficulty staying in touch with reality and often are unable to meet the ordinary demands of daily life. 3/5
Shared Psychotic Disorder Causes Symptoms Information With Treatment. An Article.Shared psychotic disorder has also been referred to by other names such as psychosis of association, contagious insanity, infectious insanity, double insanity, and communicated insanity. This disorder usually occurs only in long-term relationships in which one person is dominant and the other is passive. In most cases, the person in whom the delusions are induced is dependent on or submissive to the person with the psychotic disorder. Not Rated
Delusional Disorder and Shared Psychotic Disorder. A PDF Article.Although delusional disorders are uncommon, they are probably not as rare as
previously thought. While many individuals with such disorders seek assistance from
other medical specialists, judges, or the police, they are increasingly being recognized
as psychiatrically ill. Not Rated
 
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