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Capgras syndrome

Pronunciation: kah'grah

Definition: the delusional belief that a person (or people) close to the schizophrenic patient has been substituted for by one or more impostors; may have an organic etiology.

Synonym(s): Capgras phenomenon, illusion of doubles

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