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Fregoli Delusion

  • By: Maria M. Margariti
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

The Fregoli delusion is a rare delusional belief that strangers or unfamiliar people are in fact persons familiar to the patient in disguise. Usually, the patient believes that a persecutor or an impostor has changed his or her appearance by taking ...