delusional misidentification

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.

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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 misidentification 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

  • delusion of misidentification — delusional misidentification …   Medical dictionary

  • delusional reduplication syndrome —    see misidentification syndrome …   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

  • mirrored self-misidentification —    A term that refers to a misidentification syndrome in which the affected individual is unable to identify his or her mirror image as oneself. The concomitant staring behaviour in front of a mirror or other reflecting surface is referred to as… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Fregoli delusion — The Fregoli delusion or Fregoli syndrome is a rare disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that different people are in fact a single person who changes appearance or is in disguise. The syndrome may be related to a brain lesion and… …   Wikipedia

  • Capgras delusion — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 32606 ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D002194 The Capgras delusion (or Capgras syndrome) is a rare disorder in which a person holds a… …   Wikipedia

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