Famous Case Studies Of Paranoid Schizophrenia

She did not even allow her daughter to attend her school, as she thought that the family members may harm her daughter too.

The daughter “B” who is 17-year-old, also held the same belief for past 3 months.

Six months back, “A” discontinued her treatment and for past 3 months, confided her daughter “B” and herself to home, and threatened her own mother to leave the home.

“A” had no contact with any of other family members, since then.

J Mental Health Hum Behav [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Sep 6];-8. 2016/21/1/66/182099The term “folie a deux,” coined by Lasegue and Falret in 1877, also known as shared psychotic disorder, induced delusion disorder, psychosis of association, or double insanity, describes a syndrome in which paranoid delusions are transferred from one individual to one or more other susceptible person(s).

That is when the family members brought them to psychiatrist for treatment.

Hospital course At the time of admission, “A” and “B” were very agitated, uncooperative, unkempt, and untidy.

Shared paranoid disorders, a relatively rare psychiatric disorder in which paranoid delusions are transferred from one individual to one or more other susceptible person(s) in close association.

Folie a deux is characterized by a complex dependent relationship between the involved individuals, yet a challenging diagnosis.

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