"Picture Sign"

"Picture Sign"

The "picture sign" is present when a patient believes that individuals seen on the television screen are actually present in the home; indeed they may be reported to emerge from the television set into the room.

This may occur as part of the cognitive disturbance of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia with Lewy bodies, or as part of a psychotic disorder. Like the "mirror sign", the "picture sign" may be classified as a misidentification phenomenon.


Cross References

"Mirror sign"; Misidentification syndromes