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Delusional Misidentification Syndromes: Clinical & Neuropsychological Aspects

Presented by:

Professor Oluwafemi OYEBODE (Honorary Professor of Psychiatry, University of Birmingham)

Chaired by:

Professor CHANG Wing Chung (Clinical Associate Professor)


21 March 2024


5:00 am


6:00 am


Room 211A&B, 2/F, New Clinical Building, Queen Mary Hospital and Zoom


The delusional misidentification syndromes include Capgras syndrome, Frégoli syndrome, the syndrome

of intermetamorphosis, syndrome of subjective doubles and reduplicative paramnesia. These are

relatively rare conditions but nonetheless are of great and continuing interest to psychiatrists,

neuropsychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers. Capgras syndrome, in particular, is reminiscent

of prosopagnosia and hence the interest in the possibility that a discrete neuropathology might be

identifiable resulted in a surge of interest in these conditions. In this talk I will discuss the clinical features

of these conditions and draw attention to what we know of the underlying neuropsychiatric

underpinnings, the cognitive neuropsychological abnormalities and what we can deduce about

transdiagnostic aspects of psychiatric conditions

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