reduplicative paramnesia


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reduplicative paramnesia

(rĭ-doop′lĭ-kāt″ĭv)
A rare psychiatric disorder in which the patient is convinced that the environment in which he is living has been duplicated brick by brick and leaf by leaf in another location. It is usually diagnosed in people who have suffered a focal brain injury (e.g., to the right hemisphere of the brain).
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Additionally, literature describes "Capgras syndrome" - experiencing that acquaintances are replaced by similar persons, "Fragola syndrome" - experiencing that acquaintances are disguised as strangers and "reduplicative paramnesia" when patients have the impression of duplicated place or location [28].
A complex delusional misidentification syndrome emerged, with simple misidentifications of her relatives; Capgras syndrome with reduplication involving her daughter; misidentification of her own self in the mirror; delusions of inanimate objects, mostly concerning furniture; and, finally, signs of reduplicative paramnesia involving her home.
In the second half of the twentieth century, the term 'confabulation' had been extended to other disorders characterized by false statements, such as anosognosia, false recognition, or paramnesic misidentification (deja-vu, Capgras, Fregoli, intermetamorphosis, reduplicative paramnesia).