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A case of co-existent Capgras and deClèrambault's syndrome with a history of morbid jealousy

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 June 2014

Noel Kennedy
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB1 2QQ, England
Brendan Kelly
Jonathan Swift Clinic, St James's Hospital, James's Street, Dublin 8, Ireland
David Shanley
St Patrick's Hospital, James's Street, Jonathan Sw Clinic, St James's Hospital, James's Street, Dublin 8, Ireland
Michael Gill
Jonathan Swift Clinic, St James's Hospital, James's Street, Dublin, Ireland


A patient presenting with co-existent Capgras and deClerambault's syndromes, with a history of morbid jealousy is described. This combination of syndromes has not previously been described. The relevant literature to this case is reviewed, in relation to the onset of these syndromes, aetiology and treatment. Abnormalities in pathways involving recognition of familiar faces have been implicated in a number of similar cases.

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