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Cotard Syndrome Associated to Major Depressive Disorder with Catatonic Symptoms.
Cotard Syndrome with catatonia: Unique Combination.
It's not fully understood why individuals suffer from Cotard syndrome
, but one possibility is that it's the brain's attempt to make sense of the strange experiences that the patient is having," Watt told Discovery News.
The third disorder is the Cotard syndrome where the patients deny their own existence or a particular body part (5).
The Cotard syndrome is characterized by delusional thoughts of denying one's own existence or particular parts of his/her body (5, 9).
Berios et al reviewed the literature since 1955 and reported 100 Cotard syndrome cases.
In etiological studies of the Cotard syndrome, the disorder was found to be related with organic mental disorders such as psychotic major depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy, encephalitis and pre-senility (9).