Amauri Clozer Pinheiro and Silvia Marli Magrin Saullo*
Rua José Zorzenon 222, Ribeirania - Ribeirão Preto - SP, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Silvia Marli Magrin Saullo, Rua José Zorzenon 222, Ribeirania - Ribeirão Preto - SP, Brazil.
Received: July 03, 2021; Published: August 05, 2021
Citation: Amauri Clozer Pinheiro and Silvia Marli Magrin Saullo. “Shared Psychotic Disorder, A Case Report and Review of the Concept `Folie A Famille´". Acta Scientific Microbiology 4.9 (2021): 17-19.
It is an unusual mental disorder known as Shared Psychotic Disorder characterized by sharing an illusion between two or more people who are in a close relationship. The primary individual, who has a psychotic disorder with delusions, influences another individual or more with a specific belief. Usually found between two individuals, but it can include larger groups, or even the family, being called `Folie a Famille´. We bring the case of a man who died and his family did not accept the autopsy, claiming that the individual was alive, even with all the evidences pointing the opposite.
Keywords: Death; Shared Psychotic Disorder; “Folie a Famille”
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