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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 66-68

A case report of folie a deux: Mother and daughter


Department of Psychiatry, Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Nikita Dhaka
Department of Psychiatry, Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-8990.182099

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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. In the paradigm of changing nosology, where the term shared/induced psychotic disorder is going obsolete, it is important to recognize such cases due to the potential for recovery in the submissive partner. Here, we present a case report and discussion of folie a deux involving inducer mother and induced daughter. In the clinical case presented, folie á deux was easily diagnosed, but its treatment proved to be a bigger challenge.


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