Definition of paramnesia in English:


Line breaks: par|am¦nesia
Pronunciation: /ˌparəmˈniːzɪə


[mass noun] Psychiatry
  • A condition or phenomenon involving distorted memory or confusions of fact and fantasy, such as confabulation or déjà vu.
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    • It is based around the condition of paramnesia, where people completely invent imaginary lives.
    • An elderly woman developed the delusion that she was dead ('Cotard's delusion') and that she was in another place ('reduplicative paramnesia').

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