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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 211-214

Folie a trois : Atypical presentation as shared transient psychotic episode


Ram Psychiatric Institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. V D Krishnaram
Ram Psychiatric Institute, 338A, Annanagar, Madurai - 625 020, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.131002

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Shared psychotic disorder or induced delusional disorder can occur in different clinical settings and profile and is not uncommon. A case of Folie a trois with atypical clinical presentation as shared acute transient episode in a bereavement setting is reported. Suggestibility, close association and intimacy of the affected persons and major stress as psychological trigger act as psychopathological factors.


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