'Clonal pluralization of the self': A new form of delusional misidentification syndrome

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The authors present a patient with paranoid schizophrenia, who has the delusion that he exists in plural numbers. The patient declares these doubles to be both psychologically and physically completely identical to him, and he believes 'them' to be in fact women. In connection with the case, the authors discuss the phenomena of reduplicative paramnesia and clonal pluralization, and they suggest introducing the psychopathological term 'clonal pluralization of the self' for the reported phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-48
Number of pages3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 15 2003



  • Capgras symptom
  • Clonal pluralization
  • Delusional misidentification syndromes
  • Reduplicative paramnesia
  • Schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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