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folie

 [fo-le´] (Fr.)
psychosis; insanity.
folie à deux mental disorder affecting two persons who share the same delusions; formally classified as shared psychotic disorder.
folie du pourquoi [doo-poor-kwah´] psychopathologic constant questioning.
folie gémellaire [zha″mĕ-lār´] psychosis occurring simultaneously in twins.

fo·lie

(fō-lē'),
Old term for madness or insanity, which now is taken to mean a psychotic disorder generally of the paranoid delusional type.
[Fr. folly]

folie

/fo·lie/ (fo-le´) [Fr.] psychosis; insanity.
folie à deux  (ah-ddbobr´) mental disorder affecting two persons who share the same delusions; formally classified as shared psychotic disorder .
folie du pourquoi  (doo-poor-kwah´) psychopathologic constant questioning.
folie gémellaire  (zha″mĕ-lār´) psychosis occurring simultaneously in twins.

folie

[fōlē′]
Etymology: Fr, madness
a psychiatric condition in a person who has previously been in good mental health. Kinds of folie include folie à deux, folie circulaire, folie du doute, folie du pourquoi, folie gemellaire, folie musculaire, and folie raisonnante.

fo·lie

(fō-lē')
Old term for madness or insanity.
[Fr. folly]
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