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Chapter 4 Mental Disorders. Fregoli Delusions. Fregoli Delusion or t he Delusion of Doubles People believe that different people are in fact a single person who changes appearance or is always in disguise. . The Disorder. Delusions Visual Memory Deficit Hallucinations

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the disorder

Fregoli Delusion or the Delusion of Doubles

  • People believe that different people are in fact a single person who changes appearance or is always in disguise.
The Disorder
signs and symptoms

Delusions

  • Visual Memory Deficit
  • Hallucinations
  • History of seizure activity
  • Deficit in self-awareness
  • Deficit in self-monitoring
Signs and Symptoms
history

LeopoldoFregoli- Italian actor

  • P. Courbon and G. Fail- First to report the condition in a 1927 paper.
  • - Studied a 27-year-old woman living in London.
History
treatment

Antipsychotic Drugs

  • Antidepressant Medication
  • Venlafaxine
  • Fluoxetine
  • Severe Psychiatric helps
Treatment
causes

Serious brain trauma

  • Damage to the right forward or left temporal regions of the brain
Causes
present day research

Very difficult to study

  • Syndrome can also come with many other Mental illnesses.
Present Day Research
facts

The syndrome is considered a rare condition commonly linked to schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and other organic illnesses.

  • Patients exhibited several factors including schizophrenia, HIV, mild dementia, head trauma, and possibly seizure disorder—which had a detrimental effect on their brain.
Facts
resources

http://voices.yahoo.com/fregoli-syndrome-causes-symptoms-treatment-5345549.htmlhttp://voices.yahoo.com/fregoli-syndrome-causes-symptoms-treatment-5345549.html

  • http://frontierpsychiatrist.co.uk/psychiatric-eponyms-fregoli-delusion/
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fregoli_delusion
Resources