Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms

Delusion of the doppelganger


Definition: False belief about having one’s body occupied by another identical person (Benson and Gorman 1996).


Exploration: The presence of the delusion of the doppelganger can be established during the interview with the patient.




Benson FD, Gorman GD. Hallucinations and delusional thinking. In Fogel BS, Schiffer RB, Rao SM, editors. Neuropsychiatry. Baltimore: Williams & Williams; 1996. p.  316.


April 4, 2019