Capgras syndrome in a very late onset, treatment resistant schizophrenia

M. K Nurul Ain, Rosdinom Razali, Raynuha Mahadevan

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Abstract

We report a Malay man, with underlying chronic medical illnesses, presenting with positive symptoms of schizophrenia, including Capgras syndrome (CS) at the age of 73. Physical examination and blood investigations were normal and brain CT scan showed age-related cerebral atrophy. Neuropsychological assessment showed probable right hemisphere lesions but relatively intact memory and intellectual functions. Several neuroleptics including depot injections were tried but ineffective. Positive symptoms including CS eventually improved with clozapine before his death from myocardial infarction. This case report highlights the uncommon occurrence of CS in treatment resistant schizophrenia (TRS) of very late onset and its treatment challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1573-1575
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Psychogeriatrics
Volume27
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2015

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Capgras Syndrome
Schizophrenia
Clozapine
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Physical Examination
Atrophy
Chronic Disease
Therapeutics
Myocardial Infarction
Injections
Brain

Keywords

  • Capgras syndrome
  • elderly
  • treatment resistant schizophrenia
  • very late onset schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Gerontology
  • Clinical Psychology

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Capgras syndrome in a very late onset, treatment resistant schizophrenia. / Ain, M. K Nurul; Razali, Rosdinom; Mahadevan, Raynuha.

In: International Psychogeriatrics, Vol. 27, No. 9, 09.01.2015, p. 1573-1575.

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Ain, M. K Nurul ; Razali, Rosdinom ; Mahadevan, Raynuha. / Capgras syndrome in a very late onset, treatment resistant schizophrenia. In: International Psychogeriatrics. 2015 ; Vol. 27, No. 9. pp. 1573-1575.
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