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Comment 4 by SheerReason

Am I the only one that feels there's a pandemic of severe mental illness in the world right now? I realize that whatever mental impairment these people have may not fit any known clinical mental illness recognized by psychiatry. However, surely these people are batshit?

This mental impairment is well known to psychiatry and is known as folie à plusieurs (madness of many), a variant of folie à deux (madness of two); or shared psychotic disorder in modern parlance.

Folie à deux

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