Society & Culture
Episode 7: Folie a Deux Crime and Punishment--Sabina and Ursula Ericksson
We're back! On this episode, we delve into shared psychotic disorder, also known as folie a deux. This disorder is characterized by the transference of delusional ideas or beliefs from one person to another, almost like a psychological virus. It's a rarity, but seems apropos in the strange case of Swedish twins Ursula and Sabina Ericksson; after throwing themselves into traffic, one twin continues a path of delusional destruction...ending in murder.
Source material/references/ links:
"Madness in the Fast Lane" BBC documentary:
Article: "Folie a Deux and Shared Psychotic Disorder" by Mitsue Shimizu et al. Current Psychiatry Reports, 2007.
"Better off Dead" FRANCH scene:
"Heavenly Creatures" film trailer
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