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Canine Capgras

  • Barry Wright (a1), Richard Mindham (a1) and Wendy Burn (a2)

Abstract

Two separate cases are reported in which a woman believed that her pet dog had been replaced by an identical double. The psychodynamic issues which these reports raise are discussed. In the Capgras delusion the double is usually a key figure in the life of the patient. These reports highlight the fact that this key figure may be a domestic animal.

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Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine
  • ISSN: 0790-9667
  • EISSN: 2051-6967
  • URL: /core/journals/irish-journal-of-psychological-medicine
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