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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:12 PM

Question: What is the official psychiatric name for the disorder that makes a person think their

husband/wife/father/mother/kids aren't their REAL relatives, but exact duplicates who have replaced the real ones? I've googled without success. Thank you in advance!

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Nay Dec 2012 OP
PoliticAverse Dec 2012 #1
Nay Dec 2012 #2
Care Acutely Dec 2012 #3
Nay Dec 2012 #4


Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 02:22 PM

2. Thank you!! That's it! I was reading another DU thread about the 'bag lady' who shot and killed

that CIA financier, and it mentioned that she thought some of her relatives were 'fake.' The article did not mention the name of this delusion, and it has been nagging at me.

Thanks again!

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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:41 PM

3. The two people I have known/seen that said those things were both

affected with paranoid schizophrenia.

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Response to Care Acutely (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:03 AM

4. According to Wikipedia, the delusion can be induced by ketamine, so it made me start wondering

if the 'bag lady' was drugged up by someone in addition to being fairly crazy all by herself.

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