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Clin Schizophr Relat Psychoses. 2012 Dec 14:1-9. [Epub ahead of print]

FOLIE À DEUX - A CASE REPORT.

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  • 1Centro Hospitalar Psiquiátrico de Lisboa, Av. Do Brasil, n°53, 1749-002 Lisboa, Portugal.

Abstract

Folie à deux is a relatively rare mental disorder first described in France in 1877 by Laségue and Falret. However, folie á deux is still a matter of study and debate today as it remains a challenge for psychiatrists. The aim of our work is to report a clinical case of folie á deux, subtype A of Gralnick, between an inducer daughter and an induced mother who lived quite socially isolated and had a strong and close relationship. In the clinical case presented, folie á deux was easily diagnosed but its treatment proved to be a higher challenge. The main diagnosis of the inducer patient was also quite interesting.Many years after it was first described, folie á deux is still an interesting and challenging disorder to psychiatrists, specially concerning its pathophysiology and treatment.

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