Shared Psychotic Disorder ("Folie a Deux") between Mother and 15 Years Old Son

ArticleinCollegium antropologicum 32(4):1255-8 · January 2009with32 Reads
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    Abstract

    We presented a rare case in clinical practice: fifteen (15) years old male adolescent with shared psychotic disorder with his thirty seven (37) years old mother. In this case of "folie d deux" child was the passive psychotic partner and his mother who was the dominant psychotic partner. Both patients shared the same paranoid and imperative delusions. With complete psychiatric anamnesis, clinical interview, psychological testing, EEG (examination-electroencephalography) examination and control examinations we came to the diagnosis and efficacious pharmacological intervention for son.