Frégoli syndrome

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Frégoli syndrome

[′frā·gȯl·ē ‚sin‚drōm]
(psychology)
A misidentification syndrome characterized by the delusional confusion of an individual as a familiar person in disguise.
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Table 4 types of delusional misidentification syndromes Syndrome Delusion Capgras syndrome Belief that a loved one has been replaced by an identical impostor Fregoli delusion Belief that different people are actually the same person in disguise Intermetamorphosis Belief that one has switched identities with another individual or that others believe the afflicted to be someone else Subjective doubles Belief there exists a double of oneself living a separate life Source: Reference 1 We consider and rule out other misidentification syndromes, including mirrored-self misidentification, a condition in which patients cannot recognize themselves (and sometimes others) in a mirror.