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Capgras Syndrome Presenting in an Adolescent Girl in the Caribbean

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.175
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95–8

ABSTRACT

The case of a 16-year old Jamaican girl who presented to the psychiatric service of a general hospital with features of Capgras syndrome is presented. Her history, treatment, progress and relevant psychodynamic and neurocognitive issues are explored. This is the first known published case of an adolescent with Capgras syndrome from the Caribbean. The case highlights that the syndrome may occur in different cultural contexts and that clinicians should be sensitive to its existence in order to avert under-diagnosis or misdiagnosis.

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e-Published: 13 Mar, 2013
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