The psychosis of association: Folie à deux
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Summary and Conclusions
The primary agent (wife) was a paranoid schizophrenic; and the recipient (husband) had been a non-psychotic but very dependent personality, before the onset of the imposed psychosis.
The recipient adopted, but did not elaborate, the delusional system of the primary agent.
The recipient's symptoms tended toward remission during a period of separation from the primary agent.
KeywordsPublic Health Primary Agent Dependent Personality Principle Feature Delusional System
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