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Successful treatment with pimozide of Capgras syndrome in an elderly male.

Author(s): Tueth MJ, Cheong JA

Affiliation(s): University of Florida Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida Hospitals, Gainesville.

Publication date & source: 1992-10, J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol., 5(4):217-9.

Publication type: Case Reports

A case of Capgras syndrome in a 67-year-old man who failed to improve on haloperidol, but responded to pimozide, is described. The patient's paranoid delusions abated with 8 mg per day of pimozide. We believe pimozide's established benefit in the treatment of delusional disorders warrants its consideration in alleviating other delusions, including "the delusion of doubles."

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