Definition of paramnesia in English:

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paramnesia

Pronunciation: /ˌparəmˈniːzɪə/

noun

[mass noun] Psychiatry
A condition or phenomenon involving distorted memory or confusions of fact and fantasy, such as confabulation or déjà vu.
Example sentences
  • 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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