Folie a famille: case report
Erol, A. (2008) Folie a famille: case report. Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry (Anadolu Psikiyatri Dergisi), 9 (4). pp. 261-264. ISSN 1302-6631
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Shared psychotic disorder or its more common synonym “folie a deux” is an uncommon clinical syndrome. Its characteristic feature is transmission of delusions from a person to another. The syndrome is called “folie e deux” when it happens between two persons and called s “folie a famille” when all of the family members are involved. Cases of folie a famille in which the entire family share the identical delusions are more seldom reported. In this paper, we report a case of folie a famille that father, mother, son and daughter are involved. The inducer is the father who has delusional disorder and the entire family shares his delusions of persecution. The diagnostic and therapeutical features of shared psychotic disorder are discussed under this topic.
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