A Shared Psychotic Disorder is one is which a person who has a psychosis essentially superimposes their delusions onto a previously healthy person, who then shares the delusion. As an example, a man with schizophrenia may falsely believe that his children are trying to murder him. His wife develops shared psychotic disorder and comes to believe it as well. Some disorders have similar or even the same symptom. The clinician, therefore, in his diagnostic attempt has to differentiate against the following disorders which he needs to rule out to establish a precise diagnosis.
People with this illness have changes in behavior and other symptoms such as delusions and hallucinations that last longer than 6 months. There are many common myths about schizophrenia, including what causes schizophrenia and what it is like living with schizophrenia. Take up the quiz and learn more on schizophrenia psychotic disorder. Forgot your password? Speak now.
No, they are not. As you can probably guess, psychotic disorders are much more severe that psychological disorders. Psychotic disorders usually involve delusions, hallucinations, etc. While, psychological disorders are disorders such as OCD and OCPD that involve different compulsions and rituals but nothing delusional. All Rights Reserved.
This study aimed at searching the literature and reassessing the concept of shared psychotic disorder SPD in young people under 18 taking into account genetic vulnerability, social circumstances and family situation to have a better understanding of this condition. Sociodemographic and clinical variables were collected and analysed; a post hoc analysis comparing inductors and induced was also conducted. Four hundred and eight articles were assessed for eligibility of which 27 were included in the qualitative and quantitative synthesis. Thirty families were described. Forty-eight children were identified including 6 inductors and 42 induced.