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Shared obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Author(s): Grover S, Gupta N

Affiliation(s): Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Publication date & source: 2006, Psychopathology., 39(2):99-101. Epub 2006 Jan 17.

Publication type: Case Reports

BACKGROUND: Shared psychotic disorder (folie a deux) is an uncommon entity reported mainly in the context of delusions. Obsessions and compulsions occur very rarely as shared psychopathology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We present two sisters who manifested shared obsessive-compulsive disorder. RESULTS: Both sisters were managed in keeping with their shared obsessive-compulsive disorder leading onto a similar pattern of response. CONCLUSIONS: Shared obsessions could represent the continuum concept of obsessions and delusions, and their relationship needs to be evaluated in greater detail.

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