A case report of Folie à deux with delusion of pregnancy


  • Poulose Merin Kerala Health Services Department
  • Krishnan Hareesh Junior Consultant ( Psychiatry) Kerala Health Service Department




Shared delusion, delusion of pregnancy, Folie à deux


Pseudocyesis is common, whereas delusion of pregnancy is a rare psychopathology. The shared delusion of pregnancy is even rarer. We present a case from a tribal community where a wife shares her husband's delusion. It highlights the role of biopsychosocial determinants in forming psychopathology. It also reflects the need for strengthening community psychiatry approach.


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How to Cite

Merin, P., & Hareesh , K. (2020). A case report of Folie à deux with delusion of pregnancy. Kerala Journal of Psychiatry, 33(2), 162–164. https://doi.org/10.30834/KJP.33.2.2020.225



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