Capgras syndrome(redirected from Capgras phenomenon)
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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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