Syndromes

Syndromes

munchausen syndrome

Munchausen Syndrome

Munchausen syndrome is an artificially created mental disorder characterized by acting as if he or she is physically or mentally ill, when there is really nothing wrong with them at all. The name "Munchausen Syndrome" comes from the fictional German nobleman Baron Munchausen, created by Rudolf ...
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Fregoli Syndrome

Fregoli Syndrome (Delusion of Doubles)

Fregoli Syndrome is a very rare illness in which an individual believes that many different people are in fact the same person. This condition was named after the Italian actor Leopold Fregoli. Fregoli was renowned for his ability to make abrupt changes in his appearance during ...
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Capgras Syndrome

Capgras Syndrome (Impostor Syndrome)

Capgras syndrome is a psychological condition that is characterized by a belief that a particular person has been replaced by an impostor. This bizarre belief may lead one to acrimoniously accuse a friend or spouse of being "a fake" or an "impostor" of the actual ...
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Alice in Wonderland Syndrome at sleep onset

Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

Alice in Wonderland Syndrome is a neurological condition where the individual's perception of colors, sizes, distances, and textures are altered from reality. Just as in the movie Alice in Wonderland, someone suffering from the symptoms of Alice in Wonderland Syndrome may have an analogous experience ...
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