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folie

(fɒˈliː)
n
(Psychoanalysis) madness
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Noun1.folie - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotionfolie - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
Asperger's syndrome - a psychiatric disorder usually noted during early school years; characterized by impaired social relations and by repetitive patterns of behavior
anxiety disorder - a cover term for a variety of mental disorders in which severe anxiety is a salient symptom
psychosomatic disorder - a mental disorder that causes somatic symptoms
aberration - a disorder in one's mental state
conversion disorder, conversion hysteria, conversion reaction - a mental disorder characterized by the conversion of mental conflict into somatic forms (into paralysis or anesthesia having no apparent cause)
delirium - a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations
delusional disorder - any mental disorder in which delusions play a significant role
encopresis - involuntary defecation not attributable to physical defects or illness
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)
personality disorder - inflexible and maladaptive patterns of behavior
affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbance, major affective disorder - any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant
schizothymia - resembling schizophrenia but remaining within the bounds of normality
neurosis, neuroticism, psychoneurosis - a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction
dissociative disorder - dissociation so severe that the usually integrated functions of consciousness and perception of self break down
References in classic literature ?
In the evenings, after their work was over and they had dined, he took Philip to the Moulin Rouge and the Folies Bergeres.
Gaynsforth insisted upon paying, they went to the Folies Bergeres, where the Englishman developed a thirst which, considering the coolness of the evening, was nothing short of amazing.
Contract award notice: Renewal of drinking water networks, Streets of giraffe and vaux de la folie (city of caen).
folie a trois, quatre, and folie a famille), but such cases are especially very rare.
Folie a deux, or induced delusional disorder, refers to the transference of delusions from the primary person (inducer) to a secondary person (recipient).
One such was called Un Vent De Folie in the 1920s and contained "all the great spectacular scenes from Paris".
Il a fait trop de sacrifices et ce serait de la folie que de ceder a cet achat superflu.
brewed Belgian-styles, La Folie has become one of their most anticipated annual releases.
La Folie opened in March 1988 and the journey since has not been boring, needless to say.
Toutefois, ce courant va plus loin et remet en cause le pouvoir des psychiatres, les etiquettes (diagnostics) et la folie comme entite pathologique.
When enmeshment and family isolation are present, orthorexia can show up as a folie a famille (Heru, personal experience).