The daughter as the principal 'double' in a Capgras' syndrome: Psychodynamic correlates

D. A. Fishbain, J. Schiffman

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Abstract

In a case of Capgras' syndrome the primary double is usually the spouse. In the described case, the patient chose as a double her pregnant 15-year-old daughter even though her spouse and four other children lived with her. A psychodynamic explanation for this choice is offered within the mechanism of the 'ambivalence theory.'

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607-611
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychotherapy
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

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  • Clinical Psychology

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