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The Capgras Delusion in Dementia with Lewy Bodies by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 6:42pm Southern Illinois University medical students Sameer Vohra and Teschlyn Woods were discussing Dementia with Lewy Bodies today and mentioned that Capgras syndrome can sometimes be a manifestation of this particular type of dementia. I had never heard of Capgras syndrome, but they explained it to me. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about it: ... Read on »
Defeating Autism: A Damaging Delusion by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 07 Nov 2008 2:57pm Dr Mike Fitzpatrick’s new book ‘ Defeating Autism: A Damaging Delusion ’ is now available (Amazon: UK, US, Canada ). Just as I did for Paul Offit’s Autism’s False Prophets, I’ll give this a short review and a long review. The short review: Holy shit, this book is good. Go buy it. OK, so the long review. I got my copy when I was but a few t ... Read on »
When delusions beckon...I'll follow the sun by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Mon 24 Sep 2012 12:00am Do you ever feel like you're a pot boiling over, and you just need someone to lift the lid and turn down the heat? That's how I can explain my (hopefully momentary) lapse back into Scientology-delusion world. Sometimes, when I'm really stressed out, and when my meds (yes, I do hold them responsible for doing their job) don't seem to be workin ... Read on »
How I know now what is real about my life: after delusions by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sun 20 Nov 2011 12:00am Since my last post elicited a response in the comments questioning how I know that I wasn't really a victim of Satanic ritual abuse, I thought I should answer that here, in case anybody else was wondering the same thing when they read my post. There were so many things I believed when I was psychotic, that I know now were delusions, that ... Read on »
Delusions of a Man by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 6:58pm Update, on sleep: I did go to my doctor's office, though the doctor did not see me, and I told my caseworker there what is happening with my lack of sleep. So, the doctor increased my Seroquel. I think I mentioned this already, actually. I go back next week to see the doctor, and tell her that this increase is not enough for me to sleep at a norm ... Read on »
Delusions by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 19 Sep 2010 3:11pm Still too sick to be on the computer for more than a moment or two but just had to share this hilarious blog post from Cranky Fibro Girl .  Loved this!!  Boy, do I ever need a Chronic Illness Delusional Intervention Fairy of my own!  Thanks very much to one of my blog readers, Baffled, for passing this along to me so I could share it with you. ... Read on »
Fusiform gyrus key to understanding neuroanatomic basis of Capgras delusion by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 20 Sep 2011 7:45pm Thanks to Doug Shevlin, MD (pictured with crawdaddy ) for steering me toward this TED talk by neuroscientist Vilayanura Ramachandran, MD, PhD . Dr. Ramachandran discusses the neuroanatomical substrate of the Capgras delusion, a neurological deficit about which I have blogged before . Dr. Ramachandran explains that the origin of this fascinati ... Read on »
Infidelity and the Capgras Delusion by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Thu 02 Oct 2008 6:15pm A fascinating case study described in the June 2008 issue of Clinical Neurophysiology concerns a patient who presented visual hallucinations and identification disorders associated with a Capgras syndrome. During his Capgras episodes, the patient not only misidentified his wife's face, but also perceived her as being an entirely different sexua ... Read on »
Darkness, Delusion and the Bhagavad Gita by Teal Marie Chimblo Fyrberg Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 01 Apr 2009 2:53pm Image via Wikipedia One of my favorite morning reads is my battered old copy of the Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God.) I purchased it in high school at Peace of Mind Bookstore, and my copy was old and used when I got it. Now it looks to be almost as old as the 3,000 year old Vedic scripture contained within; but the message is ever shiny and ne ... Read on »
Sharing the Narcissist's Delusion by Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D. Posted Thu 14 Jan 2010 11:30pm Those who are married to or partners of narcissists are compelled to share a grandiose delusion. This world created by the narcissist revolves exclusively around him. When you partner with a narcissist every aspect of your life is attached to him or her. The narcissist invades the thinking, feelings, plans, dreams,desires and hopes of his partner. ... Read on »