Aetiology

Folie à deux appears to arise from a combination of the following:

1. innate impressionability and marked dependence on the primary patient;

2. personality traits such as suggestibility, low initiative, poor reality testing, etc. in the secondary patient;

3. in some cases, low intelligence in the secondary patient;

4. the intensity of the abnormal beliefs expressed by the primary patient;

5. the length of time during which the abnormal beliefs are being imposed;

6. the degree of social isolation.

Funny Wiring Autism

Funny Wiring Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that manifests itself in early childhood and affects the functioning of the brain, primarily in the areas of social interaction and communication. Children with autism look like other children but do not play or behave like other children. They must struggle daily to cope and connect with the world around them.

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