A Conversation for The Transmission of Madness: Folie a Deux and Mass Psychogenic Illness
Evil_Duncan Started conversation Mar 15, 2006
How interesting. A succinct and informative article on an engaging and complex subject.
dragonqueen - eternally free and forever untamed - insomniac extraordinaire - proprietrix of a bullwhip, badger button and (partly) of a thoroughly used sub with a purple collar. Matron of Honour. Posted Mar 15, 2006
But it´s also interesting that, in at least DSM-3R (the version of DSM I used during my psychiatry rotation), there was an extemption in the concept of mass illusion if the "idea" was considered as a common religious belief in the surrounding area...
Connie L Posted Mar 16, 2006
DrMatt Posted Mar 16, 2006
The DSM basically has a clause that says that if enough people buy into an idea that it becomes part of the person's 'cultural context' then it isn't a delusion.
Stops me going down to Church on Sunday and rounding up all the believers just because I'm an atheist (or vice versa).
And as for love... I remember a couple of Entries that talked about love in terms of madness - one was written very stridently and didn't get through PR, the other one was really interesting and is at A6563964.
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