Monthly Archives: January 2012

Folie à deux- We All Joke About Having Crazy Friends…


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DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria for 297.3 Shared Psychotic Disorder:

  1. A delusion develops in an individual in the context of a close relationship with another person or persons, who have an already established delusion.
  2. The delusion is similar in content to that of the person who already has an established delusion.
  3. The disturbance is not better accounted for by another psychotic disorder (eg, schizophrenia) or a mood disorder with psychotic features and is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (eg, drug abuse, medication) or a general medical condition.

You can read more about it here.