Capgras' syndrome | definition of Capgras' syndrome by Medical dictionary
Etymology: Jean Marie Joseph Capgras, French psychiatrist, 1873-1950
a form of delusional misidentification in which the patient believes that other persons in the environment are not their real selves but doubles.
Capgras' syndrome A rare delusional disorder in which the sufferer is convinced that someone emotionally close, has been replaced by an exact double with evil intentions. (Jean Marie Joseph Capgras, 1873–1950, French psychiatrist).
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Successful treatment with pimozide of Capgras' Syndrome
in an elderly male.
For example, Ramachandran describes a case of Capgras' syndrome
in which a man awakened from a coma feeling attachment to his dog but nothing for his mother.