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Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr. 2000 Nov;68(11):516-22.

[Psychiatric doppelganger phenomena with special consideration of the Capgras syndrome] .

[Article in German]

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  • 1Zentrum für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Neurologie, Rhein-Mosel-Fachklinik Andernach.


The present paper classifies and analyzes the experience of the "double" in depth. Main focus is on the Capgras experience--certainly the best known phenomenon of the double--and its possible etiology is examined. Moreover, a few other delusional experiences of mis-identification of person are also considered, such as the Frégoli phenomenon, the syndrome of subjective doubles, intermetamorphosis as well as other variants described in the literature.

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