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When the only eyewitness to the murder of a billionaire suffers from a rare psychotic disorder that causes a delusional misidentification of people, Lieutenant Hank Donaghue must search for evidence of the killer among the wealthiest members of Glendale’s social class – including close friends of his own mother. Detective Karen Stainer, on the other hand, firmly believes that the eyewitness was not delusional and is telling the truth when he identifies the killer as the man he believes is persecuting him!
The Fregoli Syndrome is a condition related to paranoid schizophrenia. A syndrome is a cluster of symptoms the causal factor of which has not yet been established. Thus it cannot be described as a disease in psychiatric classification. The Fregoli patient believes himself to be persecuted, but always by the same person. Without that a specific trigger could be identified, the patient misidentifies different people as the one person he thinks has become a threat to him. With some patients the brain areas responsible for facial recognition are atrophied; with others, not. The Fregoli Syndrome remains a matter of investigation. Continue reading