A syndrome in which a subject will develop symptoms of an illness that claimed the life of another. The subject's symptoms are not based on any pathology and often their onset coincides with the death date of the first individual.

PSYCHOMIMIC SYNDROME: "Usually around the anniversary of his wife's dying from lung cancer, Herbert would develop shortness of breath and require oxygen. This was an example of psychomimic syndrome."
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