Capgras' syndrome | definition of Capgras' syndrome by Medical dictionary
Capgras' syndrome A rare delusional disorder in which the sufferer is convinced that someone emotionally close, has been replaced by an exact double with evil intentions.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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