Words at Play : Top 10 User-Submitted Words, Vol. 6

#3: Capgras' Delusion

Definition:

a disorder in which a person falsely believes that a friend or relative has been replaced by an identical impostor

Example:

"Capgras delusion can be brought about by a variety of conditions – changes in brain chemistry associated with different mental illnesses, or physical trauma to the brain – but the delusion always involves the distinct feeling that the people around you have been replaced by impostors." – Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, NPR Morning Edition, March 30, 2010

Submitted by:

Maryam Nikzad, TX

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