Frégoli syndrome

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A delusional misidentification of strangers as familiar people in disguise; thus a delusion of overidentification, in contrast to Capgras syndrome, which involves underidentification. Compare intermetamorphosis. [Named after Leopoldo Frégoli (1867–1936), an Italian actor of the belle époque who was famous for his ability as a mimic]

Subjects: Psychology.

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