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fo·lie à deux(fô-lē′ ä dœ′, fŏl′ē)
A condition in which two individuals who share a close relationship experience the same delusions or hallucinations as the result of a mental disorder such as schizophrenia affecting one or both of them. Also called shared psychotic disorder.
[French : folie, madness + à, between + deux, two.]
folie à deux(ˈfɒlɪ æ ˈdɜː)
(Psychiatry) psychiatry mental illness occurring simultaneously in two intimately related persons who share some of the elements of the illness, such as delusions
[French: madness involving two (people)]
folie à deux
This mental disorder, present in two closely associated individuals at once, most commonly occurs in a husband and wife.
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|Noun||1.||folie a deux - the simultaneous occurrence of symptoms of a mental disorder (as delusions) in two persons who are closely related (as siblings or man and wife)|