Week #391 - You Are the Disease, Thunderdome is the Cure
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Dishonorable Mention

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Carl Killer Miller (crit)

Diagnosis: Capgras Syndrome (The \'Impostor Syndrome\')

Pathology: A delusional neurologic disorder rarely seen as a consequence of a variety of dementias, traumatic brain injury, and schizophrenia. The patient maintains the passionate belief that a close friend or loved one has been replaced by an \'impostor\', a perfect facsimile who means them ill will. This can extend to anyone that the patient once held affection toward, including spouses and even pets. There are no sure treatments, with the best guess being a combination of psychotherapy and antipsychotic medications.

The eyes have it

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