2005 suplement 1


Volume 14, suplement 1

Case report

Induced psychotic (shared paranoid) disorder

Małgorzata Dosiak1, Ewa Wojtyna1, TOMASZ UNDERMAN1, MARCIN BOJAROWSKI1
1. Oddziału Psychiatrycznego SPZOZ - Szpital Miejski Nr 2 w Rudzie Śląskiej
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii 2005; 14 (supl. 1/20): 19-106
Keywords: induced psychotic disorder, shared paranoid disorder, folie a deux, religious delusions, grandiose delusions


Objective. A rare psychopathological syndrome is presented, known as shared paranoid disorder, or folie a deux.

Case. In the reported case grandiose and religious delusions of the son were shared by his father

Commentary. The diagnosis of folie a deux allows to implement an effective treatment strategy resulting in a fast abatement of symptoms after the inducing patient is separated from the healthy partner.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Małgorzata Dosiak, Oddział Psychiatryczny SPZOZ - Szpital Miejski Nr 2, ul. Lipa 2, 40-703 Ruda Śląska, tel. (32) 3440757, e-mail: mdosia@interia.pl