Friday Factoid: Fregoli Syndrome

Katelyn Yunes, MS

WKPIC Doctoral Intern

 

Fregoli syndrome is a delusional belief that different people are actually the same person in disguise. The syndrome is often associated with persecutory delusions (Mojtabai, 1994). Fregoli Syndrome can also present with objects, places, and even one’s own mind inhabiting another’s body (Silva & Leong, 1991).

 

References

Mojtabai, R. (1994). Fregoli syndrome. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry23(3), 458–462. https://doi.org/10.3109/00048679409075874

 

Silva, J., & Leong, G. (1991). A case of “subjective” Fregoli syndrome. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience16(2), 103–105.

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