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The Syndrome of Capgras

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 January 2018

G. N. Christodoulou*
Athens University, Eginition Hospital, Vasilissis Sofias 74, Athens, Greece


In eleven patients with the syndrome of Capgras, the clinical data and the results of electroencephalographic, echoencephalographic, air-encephalographic, psychological and brain-scanning investigations are presented and discussed. All patients were psychotic: six were schizophrenic, four were depressive and one suffered from an organic psychosis. A paranoid element was marked in all cases.

The present evidence supports the view that organic factors are important in the pathogenesis of Capgras' syndrome.

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Copyright © Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1977 

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