The Illusion of Fregoli

Did you know that…..

In 1927, Courbon and Fail described a rare symptom in paranoid schizophrenia of what they called “The Illusion of Fregoli” ?

The Illusion of Fregoli is characterized by the identification of the “persecutor” in several person, a neighbor, a doctor, a brother, a policeman, a friend, etc. The patient identifies “his persecutor” in different faces as the famous actor Fregoli used to do on the stage.



(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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