Shared Psychotic Disorder Symptoms

(Also Known As: Psychotic Symptoms, Psychosis Symptoms, Psychotic Disorders Symptoms, Psychotic Disorder Symptoms, Psychotic Behavior Symptoms, Shared Paranoia Symptoms)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What are the symptoms of Shared Psychotic Disorder?

Shared psychotic disorder has delusions similar to those of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.6 The main symptom of this psychiatric syndrome is the firm belief of the secondary case in the dominant partner's delusion. As compared to schizophrenic patients, delusions experienced by both primary partners in shared psychotic disorder are much less peculiar and are somewhat believable. Since these delusions are often within the realm of possibility, it is easier for the dominant partner to impose his/her idea upon the submissive, secondary partner. 7

Could You Have Shared Psychotic Disorder?

Shared Psychotic Disorder Topics

Related Conditions

Borderline Personality Disorder – variability of mood, split personality, delusion, dissociation, psychosis
Brief Psychotic Disorder – psychosis, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, delusion, hallucination
Paranoid Personality Disorder – pervasive suspiciousness, maladaptive behavior, hypervigilance, paranoia, schizophrenia
Schizophrenia – bizarre thinking, delusion, hallucination, disorganized speech, paranoid, psychosis
Schizotypal Personality Disorder – personality disorder, social isolation, odd thinking and behavior, paranoid ideation