Delusion or Alien Invasion? Disorders That Make Life Seem Like ScifiClick to viewDelusions and neurological disorders have the ability to radically alter your perception of reality. But the effects of many of these disorders resemble the consequences of an alien invasion, a government conspiracy, or a scientific experiment gone awry. So how can you determine if you're delusional or in a work of science fiction? It may be impossible to tell until it's too late.Capgras Delusion: You believe a loved one has been replaced with an exact duplicate. If it's not a disorder, you may be in: Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Stepford Wives, Imposter. Lycanthropy: You believe you have become an animal or have the power to transform into an animal. If it's not a disorder, you may be in: The Fly, Teen Titans, X-Men. Reduplicative Paramnesia: You believe that a place or location has been moved to another site, or has been duplicated and exists in two places simultaneously. If it's not a disorder, you may be in: Dark City. Delusion or Alien Invasion? Disorders That Make Life Seem Like Scifi Alien Hand Syndrome:Your hand seems to have a will of its own. If it's not a disorder, you may be in:The Hands of Count Orlac, Mad Love, Body Parts. Alice in Wonderland Syndrome: You perceive objects as much larger or smaller than they actually are. If it's not a disorder, you may be in: Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, Fantastic Voyage, Innerspace, Them! Fregoli Syndrome: You believe that multiple people in your life are actually a single person in disguise. If it's not a disorder, you may be in: A Scanner Darkly, "Future Imperfect" (Star Trek: The Next Generation). Delusion or Alien Invasion? Disorders That Make Life Seem Like Scifi Jumping Frenchman of Maine Disorder: You obey any order shouted at you in a commanding voice. If it's not a disorder, you may be in: Dune, Star Wars. Delusional Parasitosis: You believe that you are infested with parasites. If it's not a disorder, you may be in: Alien, Slither, The Faculty. Cotard Delusion: You believe you have died and that your body is rotting and/or your soul is gone. If it's not a disorder, you may be in: Anything by George Romero. Delusion or Alien Invasion? Disorders That Make Life Seem Like Scifi