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Folie simultanée in monozygotic twins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8548723     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To present a case report of folie simultanée in monozygotic twins. The literature describing folie à deux in twins is also reviewed and the common clinical findings are presented. METHOD: Case presentation and review of the literature. RESULTS: Clinical observations of monozygotic twins with folie simultanée suggest that the delusions tend to progress over time with each twin reinforcing the delusion in the second. CONCLUSIONS: The concept of a delusion resonating between individuals may account for the rapid progression and escalation of these delusions.
Authors:
T G White
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0706-7437     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1995 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-02-20     Completed Date:  1996-02-20     Revised Date:  2007-08-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904187     Medline TA:  Can J Psychiatry     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  418-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Delusions / diagnosis,  genetics,  psychology
Diseases in Twins / genetics*,  psychology
Female
Humans
Individuation
Shared Paranoid Disorder / diagnosis,  genetics*,  psychology
Social Isolation
Social Support
Suicide, Attempted / psychology
Twins, Monozygotic / genetics,  psychology

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