folie du doute


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fo·lie du doute

(dū-dūt),
obsolete term for an excessive doubting about all the affairs of life and a morbid scrupulousness concerning minutiae.
[Fr. from doubt]

folie du doute

[dYdoo͡t′]
Etymology: Fr, madness of doubts
an extreme obsessive-compulsive reaction characterized by persistent doubting, vacillation, repetition of a particular act or behavior, and pathological indecisiveness to the point of being unable to make even the most trifling decision.
A manifestation of obsessive-compulsive disorder in which the person is constantly checking to see if he/she has performed a particular (compulsive) act

fo·lie du doute

(fō-lē' dū dūt)
An excessive doubting about all the affairs of life and a morbid scrupulousness concerning minutiae.
[Fr. from doubt]
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