Tucker Cummings

Chapter 231: Light Reading

In Uncategorized on August 19, 2011 at 3:35 am

Delusional Misidentification Syndromes contain four types of syndromes: the syndrome of subjective doubles, the syndrome of intermetamorphosis, Fregoli syndrome and Capgras syndrome.

The condition is named after the Italian actor Leopoldo Fregoli who was renowned for his ability to make quick changes of appearance during his stage act.

Courbon and Fail first reported the condition in a 1927 paper (Syndrome d’illusion de Frégoli et schizophrénie). They described a 27-year-old woman who believed she was being pursued by two actors she often saw at the theatre. She believed these people pursued her closely, taking the form of people she knew or met.

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