Capgras Syndrome is a psychiatric disorder in which a person believes that people around them have been replaced with doubles. Sufferers of this condition truly think that the people they know and love are imposters. This episode breaks down this mysterious delusion to delve into its history, etiology, and whether or not it can be treated.
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L’illusion des «sosies» dans un délire systématisé chronique, Joseph Capgras & J. Reboul-Lachaux, 1923
Accounting for Delusional Misidentifications, Hadyn D. Ellis & Andrew W. Young, 1990
Reduced autonomic responses to faces in Capgras delusion, Hadyn D. Ellis, Andrew W. Young, Angela H. Quayle & Karel W. De Pauw, 1997
Capgras syndrome: a novel probe for understanding the neural representation of the identity and familiarity of persons, William Hirstein & V. S. Ramachandran, 1997
Delusional Misidentification Syndromes: Separate Disorders or Unusual Presentations of Existing DSM-IV Categories, Kamil Atta, Nicholas Forlenza, Mariusz Gujski, Seema Hashmi & George Isaac, 2006