CAPGRAS SYNDROME

n, a delusional disorder in which a person believes that a spouse, friend, parent, or family member has been replaced by a double or an impostor. A neurological syndrome which involves misidentification, it is usually associated with paranoid schizophrenia.

CAPGRAS SYNDROME: "More than a mood disorder, the Capgras Syndrome may indicate a tendency towards paranoid schizophrenia."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "CAPGRAS SYNDROME," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/capgras-syndrome/ (accessed July 15, 2018).
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