When you live in close proximity to someone, it's common for illness to spread from one person to another. But mental illness? It's possible. The phenomenon is technically called shared psychotic disorder, but it's most famously known as folie à deux.
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The word schizophrenia literally means "split mind." 00:23
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You have about a 10% chance of developing schizophrenia if you have a parent or sibling with the disorder. 07:25
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