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Capgras Syndrome: a Case Report from Zimbabwe

  • S. Chawla (a1), T. Buchan (a2) and N. Galen (a3)

Abstract

A case of Capgras syndrome in a black Zimbabwean patient is described. The syndrome occurs in the setting of a schizophrenic illness, but psychodynamic factors are readily identified despite the patient's different cultural background.

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Department of Psychiatry, Godfrey Higgins School of Medicine, PO Box A178, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe

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Capgras Syndrome: a Case Report from Zimbabwe

  • S. Chawla (a1), T. Buchan (a2) and N. Galen (a3)

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Capgras Syndrome: a Case Report from Zimbabwe

  • S. Chawla (a1), T. Buchan (a2) and N. Galen (a3)
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