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Folie à Deux

A rare psychiatric occurrence in which one person’s psychotic symptom(s), such as delusions, are transmitted to another person. Literally means “madness shared by two” in French; the disorder is also known as shared psychotic disorder.

Example: A woman and her eight-year-old daughter both believe that Satan lives in their basement. Treatment of the mother cures the daughter.

Folie à Deux
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2016). Folie à Deux. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 13, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/folie-a-deux/