The Delusions of Capgras and Intermetamorphosis in a Patient with Right-Hemisphere White-Matter PathologyEdelstyn N.M.J. · Oyebode F. · Barrett K.
aUniversity of Keele, bQueen Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital, Birmingham, and cHaywood Hospital, Stoke on Trent, UK
Previous neuropsychological studies have demonstrated an association between person misidentification and right-hemisphere dysfunction. In the study reported here, we explore the contribution of facial and visual recognition impairments in a patient with right-hemisphere subcortical white-matter pathology in the frontal and parietal lobes and a diagnosis of vascular cognitive impairment. The patient displayed false recognition of unfamiliar faces and deficient retrieval of key biographic detail for famous faces. These results are discussed in the context of the contribution of deficiencies in the visual system and subcortical white-matter lesions to the development of Capgras delusion.
Dr. N. Edelstyn
Psychology Department, University of Keele
Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG (UK)
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Number of Print Pages : 6
Number of Figures : 1, Number of Tables : 2, Number of References : 34
Psychopathology (International Journal of Descriptive Psychopathology Phenomenology and Clinical Diagnositcs)
Founded 1897 as ‘Monatsschrift für Psychiatrie und Neurologie’
Vol. 34, No. 6, Year 2001 (Cover Date: November-December 2001)
Journal Editor: E. Gabriel, Vienna; C. Mundt, Heidelberg
ISSN: 0254–4962 (print), 1423–033X (Online)
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