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  1. Chapter 4 Mental Disorders Fregoli Delusions

  2. 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

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

  4. 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

  5. Antipsychotic Drugs • Antidepressant Medication • Venlafaxine • Fluoxetine • Severe Psychiatric helps Treatment

  6. Serious brain trauma • Damage to the right forward or left temporal regions of the brain Causes

  7. Very difficult to study • Syndrome can also come with many other Mental illnesses. Present Day Research

  8. 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

  9. Capgras Syndrome • Schizophrenia Similar Syndromes

  10. 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