named for its discoverer, the French psychiatrist Jean Marie Joseph
Capgras. The person's primary delusion is that a close relative
or friend has been replaced by an impostor, an exact double, despite
recognition of familiarity in appearance and behavior.
Case of Capgras Delusion following Critical Illness.- From PubMed.gov.
- Hallucinations and paranoid delusions are recognised complications
of critical illness. However, the occurrence of Capgras syndrome,
in response to critical illness, where patients are convinced that
doubles have replaced close family has not been described in the literature.
Injury and Capgras Syndrome - From an Injury Lawyers website!
- The long-term consequences
of a brain injury can be very difficult to predict. Some patients
will recover fully, while others will experience lifelong mental and
physical impairments. 2/5
Syndrome - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment - A rare delusional
disorder where the patient believes that a friend or relative has
been replaced by a double or imposter.3/5
Syndrome - Sufferers of Capgras syndrome, also known as Capgras
delusion, believe that a person or people close to them have been
replaced with duplicates. In some cases, the afflicted may doubt their
own identity, and question whether they, in whole or in part, have
been replaced with an impostor. 2/5
Psychiatrist UK - Capgras Syndrome - Capgras
syndrome is one in which a patient has a delusional belief that a
person or persons, usually well known to them, have been replaced
by an identical impostor(s). 2/5
to Diagnose Capgras Syndrome -Although Capgras syndrome is an
unusual and somewhat strange mental disorder, it's not particularly
rare. Thousands of people in the United States have it at any given
time. Capgras syndrome, also called "Mirror Self-Misidentification,"
is the inability to recognize yourself, a loved one or even pets and
objects, thinking they are impostors or replacements for stolen articles.
An Article. Not Rated
Official Capgras Syndrome Portal - People with Capgras Syndrome
act as if they are in a parallel universe in which the people they
know are "doubles" or "impostors. " Sometimes,
people with Capgras Syndrome even believe that inanimate objects --
like a chair, watch, book, or lamp -- have been replaced by exact
replicas. If people own a pet, the pet may be seen as an impostor,
a strange animal roaming through their lives and homes. 3/4
Is Capgras Syndrome? The causes of Capgras syndrome are not entirely
understood. Many researchers believe the disorder is likely caused
by physical trauma to a particular area of the brain called the right
temporal lobe, which is responsible for face recognition. 3/5
Scholarly Article on the Capgras Syndrome - Click