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Disturbances of suggestibility

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In a number of psychological and psychiatric disorders disturbances in suggestibility occur and people can become compliant and uncritical in response to ideas put to them. This phenomena can occur where there is a breakdown in personal boundaries and psychological merging occurs.

  • Folie a deux (or folie a trois): communicated emotional illness between two (or three) persons
  • Hypnosis: artificially induced modification of consciousness characterized by a heightened suggestibility

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