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[Clinical implications of Capgras syndrome. Case report and literature review of "doubles" delusion in the elderly].
Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr. 1993 Feb; 24(1):24-8.TG

Abstract

A case of an 84-year-old woman with Capgras' syndrome is presented, and questions on diagnostic consequences and treatment are answered after reviewing the literature. There appears to no syndrome, but a symptom, that is associated with many psychiatric diagnoses, for instance psychosis, acute confusional state, affective psychosis and dementia with delusions. The mainly casuistic literature furthermore reveals that treating the 'syndrome of Capgras' consists of a symptomatic treatment of the underlying psychiatric disturbance. These case descriptions mention a variety of somatic illnesses that occur amongst elderly with the symptom of Capgras. Therefore many authors advocate exhaustive diagnostic procedures to find these illnesses. However, from our review it is clear that almost all these diagnoses have already been made before the symptom of Capgras appears. Moreover, these diagnoses vary so much that in the individual case a specific diagnostic procedure is impossible. We therefore conclude that diagnostic procedures and treatment of elderly persons with the symptom of Capgras do not differ from that of other elderly persons with psychiatric symptoms.

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Vakgroep Psychiatrie Vrije Universiteit/Psychiatrisch Centrum Amsterdam Zuid/Nieuw-West.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
English Abstract
Journal Article
Review

Language

dut

PubMed ID

8095359

Citation

van Zelst, W H., et al. "[Clinical Implications of Capgras Syndrome. Case Report and Literature Review of "doubles" Delusion in the Elderly]." Tijdschrift Voor Gerontologie En Geriatrie, vol. 24, no. 1, 1993, pp. 24-8.
van Zelst WH, Backer HS, van Balkom AJ, et al. [Clinical implications of Capgras syndrome. Case report and literature review of "doubles" delusion in the elderly]. Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr. 1993;24(1):24-8.
van Zelst, W. H., Backer, H. S., van Balkom, A. J., & van Tilburg, W. (1993). [Clinical implications of Capgras syndrome. Case report and literature review of "doubles" delusion in the elderly]. Tijdschrift Voor Gerontologie En Geriatrie, 24(1), 24-8.
van Zelst WH, et al. [Clinical Implications of Capgras Syndrome. Case Report and Literature Review of "doubles" Delusion in the Elderly]. Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr. 1993;24(1):24-8. PubMed PMID: 8095359.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Clinical implications of Capgras syndrome. Case report and literature review of "doubles" delusion in the elderly]. AU - van Zelst,W H, AU - Backer,H S, AU - van Balkom,A J, AU - van Tilburg,W, PY - 1993/2/1/pubmed PY - 1993/2/1/medline PY - 1993/2/1/entrez SP - 24 EP - 8 JF - Tijdschrift voor gerontologie en geriatrie JO - Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr VL - 24 IS - 1 N2 - A case of an 84-year-old woman with Capgras' syndrome is presented, and questions on diagnostic consequences and treatment are answered after reviewing the literature. There appears to no syndrome, but a symptom, that is associated with many psychiatric diagnoses, for instance psychosis, acute confusional state, affective psychosis and dementia with delusions. The mainly casuistic literature furthermore reveals that treating the 'syndrome of Capgras' consists of a symptomatic treatment of the underlying psychiatric disturbance. These case descriptions mention a variety of somatic illnesses that occur amongst elderly with the symptom of Capgras. Therefore many authors advocate exhaustive diagnostic procedures to find these illnesses. However, from our review it is clear that almost all these diagnoses have already been made before the symptom of Capgras appears. Moreover, these diagnoses vary so much that in the individual case a specific diagnostic procedure is impossible. We therefore conclude that diagnostic procedures and treatment of elderly persons with the symptom of Capgras do not differ from that of other elderly persons with psychiatric symptoms. SN - 0167-9228 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8095359/[Clinical_implications_of_Capgras_syndrome__Case_report_and_literature_review_of_"doubles"_delusion_in_the_elderly]_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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