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Capgras syndrome[′käp·grəz ‚sin‚drōm]
A delusional misidentification syndrome commonly seen in schizophrenia that causes the individual to replace a familiar person (usually the spouse) with an impostor with the same or similar physical appearance.
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The Capgras delusion
is a psychiatric disorder characterised by the belief that one's friends, relatives and peers have been replaced by lookalikes.
also offers a good test of the deficit theory.
They argued Kot suffered from paranoia and other acute symptoms associated with Capgras delusion
, a misidentification syndrome common in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia.