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Coexisting Diogenes and Capgras syndromes.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of psychiatry in clinical practice
Publication Date
Volume
5
Issue
1
Pages
75–76
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/136515001300225240
PMID: 24937003
Source
Medline
Keywords
  • Diogenes Olanzapine Capgras

Abstract

The co-occurrence of Diogenes and Capgras syndromes, both unusual in themselves, would be expected to be rare. A MEDLINE search using the terms Diogenes, Capgras, self-neglect and domestic squalor revealed no previous reports of this combination of disorders. Both conditions are somewhat dubiously named as &#164 syndromes' when in fact they are probably no more than symptoms with different causes. Of particular interest in this case is the exacerbation of the self-neglect, characteristic of the Diogenes syndrome, by the delusional misidentification which marks the Capgras syndrome; as well as the reinforcement of the previously recognised association with frontal lobe pathology. The role of medication, though limited, is described. ( Int J Psych Clin Pract 2001; 5:75-76).

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