The Capgras symptom and nondominant cerebral dysfunction

J Clin Psychiatry. 1983 Feb;44(2):70-2.


Although the etiology of the Capgras symptom is still unknown, recent reports strongly support the role of organic factors. The authors present the case of a psychotic woman with Capgras symptoms who showed evidence of nondominant cerebral dysfunction, documented by neuropsychologic testing and electrophysiologic procedures. This observation lends credibility to the role of organic factors in the development of the Capgras phenomenon.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain / physiopathology
  • Brain Diseases / complications*
  • Brain Diseases / physiopathology
  • Capgras Syndrome / etiology*
  • Capgras Syndrome / psychology
  • Evoked Potentials, Somatosensory
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intelligence Tests
  • Psychological Tests
  • Psychotic Disorders / etiology*