Capgras syndrome: the weirdest brain disorder ever

/, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science, Weird & Unbelievable Facts/Capgras syndrome: the weirdest brain disorder ever

capgras syndromeA 21 year old student in the U.S. had a wonderful relationship with her mother. She is the last of six children and perhaps the most beloved one. Suddenly she began to believe that her mother was no longer the true mother, but her double.

Looks like science fiction but it is a real disease. Capgras syndrome makes one believe that his closest people have been replaced with doubles.

This is not a joke or science fiction, but a serious and rare brain disorder, Capgras syndrome (delusion). Patients strongly believe that

their close people have been replaced with doubles. No rational argument can convince them, for example, that there are things that only parents, siblings or spouses may know.

Most patients find it intolerable and suffer much, because their beloved ones suddenly become strangers for them.

The disorder is a kind of “gap” between what the optic nerves perceive and emotion. Suddenly the patient stops feeling like he should feel about his closest people, who become complete strangers.

Scientists do not know what exactly causes this condition. Sometimes it occurs in people who have suffered an accident and have been hit in the head. Another explanation may be schizophrenia.

Moreover, there is no cure for this disease. It is treated more easily in people who have suffered a head injury, while the rest are often required to take medication throughout life.

However, the evolution of technology is a very helpful and supportive factor. In the future, the MRI scans will be even more detailed, so scientists estimate that in 30 or 40 years it will be possible to relatively accurately find the exact location of the lesion so that it will be treated more effectively.

Even if the cure is eventually found, the reality of this brain disorder surpasses the imagination.

The following two tabs change content below.

Anna LeMind

Anna is the founder and lead editor of the website Learning-mind.com. She is passionate about learning new things and reflecting on thought-provoking ideas. She writes about science, psychology and other related topics. She is particularly interested in topics regarding introversion, consciousness and subconscious, perception, human mind's potential, as well as the nature of reality and the universe.




Copyright © 2017 Learning Mind. All rights reserved. For permission to reprint, contact us.

Leave A Comment

Trending Articles

If You Can Sense These 7 Nuances of People’s Behavior, Then You Are Probably an Empath

August 24th, 2017|

Empaths are sensitive to slight nuances of behavior that others may be oblivious to. If you notice these things, you are most certainly an empath. If you find that you have a different reaction to someone than your friends, family, and colleagues, it could be that you are picking up on nuances in their behavior that others just don’t see. Empaths are often in the position of knowing something is not [...]

If You’re a Weird Person Who Feels Alone and Misunderstood, Read This.

July 7th, 2017|

Don't you know that our society is sick? So, while it suffers from this illness, I will continue to be a happily weird person. I honestly believe that society is so sick because of conformity. According to politics, religion, and business, we are supposed to abide by unspoken rules of conduct. Now, I don’t mean that we are governed by a strict authority and have no basic rights. What I speak [...]

Capgras syndrome: the weirdest brain disorder ever