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Folie a deux to you and you…


Folie à deux (/fɒˈli ə ˈduː/; French pronunciation: [fɔli a dø]; French for “a madness shared by two”), or shared psychosis. It is a psychiatric syndrome in which symptoms of a delusional belief are transmitted from one individual to another. [1] The same syndrome shared by more than two people may be called folie à trois, folie à quatre, folie en famille or even folie à plusieurs (“madness of many”). Recent psychiatric classifications refer to the syndrome as a shared psychotic disorder (DSM-IV) (297.3) and induced delusional disorder (F.24) in the ICD-10, although the research literature largely uses the original name (“Folie à deux”). The disorder was first conceptualized in 19th-century French psychiatry by Charles Lasègue and Jean-Pierre Falret and so also known as Lasègue-Falret Syndrome.”[The above quotation and definition was taken directly off the Internet and the DSM. It’s accurate.] more



NOIRE MYSTERIES of Chéri Vausé - Chéri Vausé is the author of the noire mystery thriller, a genre that hearkens back to the great noire films of the forties and fifties, bursting with shadowy characters and murky motivations. Based on the Shadow Archetype defined by Carl Jung, Chéri Vausé swings on the Saurian Tale of her Villains, and routs the viper for a satisfying end. If you like psychological thrillers with a literary bent, there's no formulaic style here. The first in her Shadow series, The Night Shadow is the pick of The series features the private investigators Esther Charlemagne and Aiden "Mac" McManus, former NYPD detectives. The stories are set in the moral upheaval of the sixties, the former generation of the PI's world rubbing against the loud and tumultuous times causing friction between those they chase and the heroes. The two PIs wade their way through the seemingly unsolvable cases set before them, and trying to make a new life for themselves after many personal tragedies. Chéri Vausé is a member of (SinC) Sisters in Crime, a professional writing organization for the crime writer. Her Shadow series will be seeing a new addition, picking up shortly after The Touch of a Shadow left off. Tentatively titled, Lady in the Shadows. It will explore the rise of the anarchist, and the KGB involvement in trying to overthrow the United States by influencing college students to take up arms against their country.

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