delusional misidentification syndrome

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  • Delusional misidentification syndrome — is an umbrella term, introduced by Christodoulou (book The Delusional Misidentification Syndromes , Karger, Basel,1986) for a group of delusional disorders that occur in the context of mental or neurological illness. They all involve a belief… …   Wikipedia

  • delusional reduplication syndrome —    see misidentification syndrome …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • misidentification syndrome —    Also known as delusional misidentification syndrome. Both terms are used as an umbrella term for a diverse group of conditions in which the affected individual consistently misidentifies a person, object, place, or event. The symptoms and… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • delusional misidentification — misidentification due to the mistaken belief that a person or object has been transformed physically or mentally. See also Capgras syndrome, under syndrome, and Frйgoli phenomenon, under phenomenon …   Medical dictionary

  • Syndrome of subjective doubles — The syndrome of subjective doubles is a rare delusional misidentification syndrome in which a person suffers from the delusion that he or she has a double or doppelganger with the same appearance, but usually with different character traits and… …   Wikipedia

  • syndrome of subjective doubles —    Also referred to as syndrome of doubles of the self. Both terms were introduced in or shortly before 1978 by the Greek psychiatrist George N. Christodoulou to denote a subgroup of the *misidentification syndrome in which the affected… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Mirrored-self misidentification — is the delusional belief that one s reflection in a mirror is some other person (often believed to be someone who is following one around). Often people who suffer from this delusion are not delusional about anything else. It is considered a… …   Wikipedia

  • Mirrored self-misidentification — is the delusional belief that one s reflection in a mirror is some other person (often believed to be someone who is following them around). Often people who suffer from this delusion are not delusional about anything else. It is considered to be …   Wikipedia

  • Capgras' syndrome —    Also known as Capgras syndrome, Capgras syndrome for persons, Capgras delusion, illusion des sosies, illusion of doubles, and illusion of false recognition. The eponym Capgras syndrome refers to the French psychiatrist Jean Marie Joseph… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • phantom boarder syndrome — (PBS)    Also known as phantom boarder symptom. The expression phantom boarder symptom was introduced in or shortly before 1984 by the American psychiatrist and sex therapist Edward L. Rowan to denote a delusional syndrome involving the belief… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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