folie à deux
[fo-lee uh doo; French faw-lee a dœ]
noun, plural fo·lies à deux [fo-leez uh doo; French faw-lee za dœ] /fɒˈliz ə ˈdu; French fɔ li za ˈdœ/. Psychiatry.
the sharing of delusional ideas by two people who are closely associated.
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Origin of folie à deux
Borrowed into English from French around 1890–95
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folie à deux
psychiatry mental illness occurring simultaneously in two intimately related persons who share some of the elements of the illness, such as delusions
Word Origin for folie à deux
French: madness involving two (people)
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folie á deux
[fô-lē′ ä dœ′, fŏl′ē]
A condition in which symptoms of a mental disorder occur simultaneously in two individuals who share a close relationship or association.
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