Shared Psychotic Disorder: a psychosocial psychosis?

Incorvaia, Daniela, and Helmes, Edward (2006) Shared Psychotic Disorder: a psychosocial psychosis? Current Psychiatry Reviews, 2 (3). pp. 353-360.

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Shared Psychotic Disorder (SPD) is the development of a delusion in an individual in the context of a close relationship with another who has an existing delusion. SPD has consistently been interpreted from a psychiatric perspective with little regard for the relational component of the sharing of delusions between individuals. We review the epidemiology, etiology, and clinical symptomatology of SPD, together with various theoretical perspectives on the disorder. Treatment options are presented beyond the usual physical separation of the delusional individuals.

Item ID: 3726
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1573-4005
Keywords: paranoia; psychosis; delusions; Folie a deux; diagnosis
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2009 05:43
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%
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