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Jean Marie Joseph Capgras

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Jean Marie Joseph Capgras aka Joseph Capgras (1873 in Verdun-sur-Garonne – 1950 in Paris) was a French psychiatrist who is best known for the Capgras delusion, a disorder named after him.

He worked with his mentor, Paul Sérieux, and contributed many publications in the field of psychiatry. In 1909 they published Les Folies raisonnantes.

Capgras delusion was first described in 1923 in a study published by Capgras and his intern Reboul-Lachaux.


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