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Shared Psychotic Disorder
BehaveNet® Clinical Capsule™: Shared Psychotic Disorder - This
psychotic diagnosed when delusions develop in an individual involved in a
close relationship with another individual already afflicted with
delusions arising out of a different psychosis such as Schizophrenia,
Delusional Disorder or psychotic Major Depression.
Behavioral Health Advisor 2001.1: Shared Psychotic Disorder - Shared
psychotic disorder is a very rare condition in which people close to a
mentally ill person share his or her false beliefs (delusions). For
example, a man with schizophrenia may falsely believe that space aliens
are tapping his telephone. His wife develops shared psychotic disorder and
comes to believe it as well.
eMedicine: 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 links. 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 with dog involvement.
Shared Psychotic Disorder - Shared psychotic disorder is a very rare
condition in which people close to a mentally ill person share his or her
false beliefs (delusions). As an example, a man with schizophrenia may
falsely believe that his children are trying to murder him. His wife
develops shared psychotic disorder and comes to believe it as well.
Shared Psychotic Disorder, European Description - The ICD-10
Classification of Induced Delusional Disorder. A rare delusional disorder
shared by two or occasionally more people with close emotional links. Only
one person suffers from a genuine psychotic disorder; the delusions are
induced in the other(s) and usually disappear when the people are
separated. The psychotic illness of the dominant person is most commonly
schizophrenic, but this is not necessarily or invariably so.
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