A case of mirror image agnosia and mirrored self-misidentification syndrome in schizophrenia without dementia or structural abnormalities

Rong C., Issac A. G., Alkan E. S., Fashina O., Ding K., Selek S.

NEUROCASE, vol.26, no.5, pp.317-319, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13554794.2020.1799019
  • Journal Name: NEUROCASE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, CINAHL, EMBASE, Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.317-319
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Delusional misidentification syndrome (DMS) is an umbrella term encompassing a variety of disorders. One rare form of DMS is the delusional misidentification of one's own reflection, known as "mirrored self-misidentification syndrome". In "mirror image agnosia", the ability to identify the image of self and/or others in the mirror is lost, while the ability to identify the mirror itself is preserved. To our knowledge, mirror image agnosia has never been described in a patient with schizophrenia. Herein we present a case of a patient with schizophrenia with severe delusions of both mirrored self-misidentification and mirror image agnosia without any structural abnormalities or dementia.