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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 55 (2013) 2, 123 - 127

Case report

Folie à famille: a Surinamese-Hindustani family with a shared paranoid delusion and severe undernourishment

A.S. van Amerongen, E.E.J.H. Verheijden, N.M. van Gent, N. Moaddine, R.F.P. de Winter, J.D. Blom


Folie à famille is a rare psychiatric condition in which several family members develop similar psychotic symptoms. We describe the case of a family of four with a shared paranoid delusion, who all obtained complete remission after being treated with antipsychotics on different psychiatric wards.

keywords delusional disorder, folie à deux, folie à famille