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Psychotic Disorders >> Shared Psychotic Disorder (Folie à Deux)

  • diagnosis: delusion that develops in an individual who is in a close relationship with another person who already has a psychotic disorder with prominent delusions; the delusion is similar in content to that of the other person
  • treatment: separation of the two people results in the disappearance of the delusion in the healthier member; antipsychotics may play a role
  • prognosis: good

Table 1. Differentiating Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic Disorders >> Links :
Definition
Differential Diagnosis of Psychosis
Schizophrenia

Schizophreniform Disorder
Brief Psychotic Disorder
Postpartum Mood Disorders

Schizoaffective Disorder
Delusional Disorder
Shared Psychotic Disorder (Folie à Deux)
Psychotic Disorders >> Shared Psychotic Disorder (Folie à Deux) Psychotic Disorders >> Shared Psychotic Disorder (Folie à Deux) Reviewed by Radiology Madeeasy on April 10, 2011 Rating: 5
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