The frequency of Capgras delusions in a psychiatric emergency service.

David A Fishbain

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Abstract

During the 1983 year all patient presentations to the University of Miami Psychiatric Emergency Service (PES) at Jackson Memorial Hospital, a large county hospital, were screened by the author through patient rounds and chart review for the presence of the Capgras delusion (strictly defined). Within 4,200 unduplicated patient presentations, 6 cases were determined to have a Capgras delusion: i.e. 0.14% of all PES unduplicated presentations and 0.17% of all PES psychotic unduplicated presentations. These 6 cases are presented. The majority of these patients presented with the chief complaint of violent behavior towards a significant other and had organic factors as contributors to the psychopathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-47
Number of pages6
JournalPsychopathology
Volume20
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

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The frequency of Capgras delusions in a psychiatric emergency service. / Fishbain, David A.

In: Psychopathology, Vol. 20, No. 1, 01.01.1987, p. 42-47.

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Fishbain, David A. / The frequency of Capgras delusions in a psychiatric emergency service. In: Psychopathology. 1987 ; Vol. 20, No. 1. pp. 42-47.
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