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Joseph Okegbe

Department of Neuropsychiatry, Kaduna State University, Kaduna State, Nigeria

  • Case Report   
    Rehabilitating Challenges: A Case Report of Folie À Famille
    Author(s): Michael Olutoki*, Bassey Edet, Yakasai Ba and Joseph Okegbe

    Folie á famille is a form of shared psychotic disorder existing among family members; it is a condition in which symptoms of mental illness are transmitted from one individual to another in a family. Shared psychotic disorder is a rare type of mental illness in which a person with a stable mental state starts manifesting the symptoms of mental illness of someone that is mentally ill by the reason of close association with him or her. The discovery of a family of five in Bekwara Local Government area of Cross River State of Nigeria, in which a forty four year old man with a ten years history of second person auditory hallucination, wandering, grandiose delusion and tangentiality, successfully transferred these symptoms to his thirty three year old wife and three of his children; a four year old, a three year old and a two year old respectively. Florid re.. Read More»

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