Capgras syndrome

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Cap·gras syn·drome

(kăh'grah),
the delusional belief that a person (or people) close to the schizophrenic patient has been substituted for by one or more impostors; may have an organic etiology.
The delusion that family, friends and others have been replaced by imposters. It typically follows the development of negative feelings toward the other person that the subject cannot accept and attributes, instead, to the imposter. The syndrome has been reported in paranoid schizophrenia and, even more frequently, in organic brain disease

Cap·gras syn·drome

(kah'grah sin'drōm)
The delusional belief that a person (or people) close to the schizophrenic patient has been substituted for by one or more impostors; may have an organic etiology.

Capgras,

Jean Marie Joseph, French psychiatrist, 1873-1950.
Capgras phenomenon - Synonym(s): Capgras syndrome
Capgras syndrome - the delusional belief that a person close to the schizophrenic patient has been replaced by an impostor. Synonym(s): Capgras phenomenon; illusion of doubles