Presentation on theme: "Chapter 4 Mental Disorders. » Fregoli Delusion or the Delusion of Doubles People believe that different people are in fact a single person who changes."— Presentation transcript:
Chapter 4 Mental Disorders
» 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.
Delusions Visual Memory Deficit Hallucinations History of seizure activity Deficit in self-awareness Deficit in self-monitoring
» Leopoldo Fregoli- 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.
» Serious brain trauma » Damage to the right forward or left temporal regions of the brain
» Very difficult to study » Syndrome can also come with many other Mental illnesses.
» 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.
» Capgras Syndrome » Schizophrenia
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