Jamais Vu

By Renée Grinnell

The strange feeling that one does not recognize a familiar situation. Literally means “never seen” in French.

Example: Upon entering her apartment, the patient is gripped with a sudden sense of unfamiliarity, as though she has never seen anything in it before.

    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 22 Oct 2008