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Capgras Syndrome (Delusion)

Capgras Syndrome, 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 The person's primary delusion is that a close relative or friend has been replaced by an impostor, an exact double, despite recognition of familiarity in appearance and behavior.

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  PsychNet-UK Capgras Syndrome Information Sheet - Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.  
  A 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. 3/5
  Brain 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
  Capgrass 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Diagnosis, and Treatment - A rare delusional disorder where the patient believes that a friend or relative has been replaced by a double or imposter.3/5
 
Capgrass 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
Capgras Syndrome and Its Relationship to Neurodegenerative Disease -Capgras syndrome is characterized by a delusional belief that a person has been replaced by an imposter. It has been described in psychiatric and neurological (neurodegenerative and nonneurodegenerative) diseases. An Article. Not Rated
 
Frontier 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syndrome is one in which a patient has a delusional belief that a person or persons, usually well known to them, have been replaced by an identical impostor(s). 2/5
How 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
 
The 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
 
What 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
 
 
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Capgras Syndrome, 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.
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