Folie a deux versus genetically driven delusional disorder
: Case reports and nosological considerations.
Literature review indicates that shared delusional disorder
most often occurs among married couples, siblings, and mother and child.
However, two psychiatric reports said Abdullah was suffering from a persistent delusional disorder
which would be impossible to treat if he was sent to prison.
At the other end is the extreme enmeshment in shared delusional disorders
. What are the mechanisms that allow these conditions to develop?
The Syrian saleswoman, who medical reports confirmed suffers from a delusional disorder
, was said to have visited her Moldovan co-worker at their workplace to discuss marriage.
He thanked the doctors treating him for the care they had shown him over the past five months but said he believed their diagnoses that he suffered from a delusional disorder
Simon Mills, prosecuting, said Jones was of previous good character and had no history of domestic violence but police investigations had established that he was suffering from a delusional disorder
* Delusional Disorder
is listed as a less-severe disorder than Brief Psychotic Disorder.
It is not officially recognized and is not separately listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Assn., but could be classified as a "Delusional Disorder
, Persecutory Type."
His behavior in court and jail, and his bizarre filings led one expert to proffer a diagnosis of delusional disorder
with conspiracy paranoia and to strongly suspect incompetency.
Morris may have some mental defect, Frasier argued, but even the psychologists who testified for the defense that he suffered from some "delusional disorder
" couldn't say what it is.
"He appeared to be suffering from a delusional disorder
which disinhibited him sufficiently to enact vengeful, retaliatory fantasies.