shared psychotic disorder


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Related to shared psychotic disorder: Schizoaffective disorder, folie a deux

shared psychotic disorder

 
a delusional system that develops in one or more persons as a result of a close relationship with someone who already has a psychotic disorder with prominent delusions. It most commonly involves only two people and then is usually called folie à deux.
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fo·lie à deux

(ah dyeuh),
a mental disorder in which a delusion develops in a person in a relationship with another person with an established delusion.
[Fr. two]
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shared psychotic disorder

n.
See folie à deux.
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A disorder in which 2 closely related people share a delusional system; e.g., a mother who believes a son who is convinced he’s Jesus Christ
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shared psychotic disorder

The term preferred by the Am Psychiatric Assn for the widely used “folie à deux,” see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Shared psychotic disorder

Also known as folie à deux, shared psychotic disorder is an uncommon disorder in which the same delusion is shared by two or more individuals.
Mentioned in: Delusions, Psychosis
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