Cotard syndrome

Co·tard syn·drome

(kō-tahr'),
psychotic depression involving delusion of the existence of one's body, along with ideas of negation and suicidal impulses.
A rare delusional disorder linked to depression, suicidal ideation, sleep deprivation or derealisation, in which a person believes he/she is dead or dying, doesn’t exist, is putrefying, or has lost his/her blood or internal organs
Management Tricyclic antidepressants, serotoninergics

Co·tard syn·drome

(kō-tahr' sin'drōm)
Psychotic depression involving delusions regarding the body, along with ideas of negation and suicidal impulses.

Cotard,

Jules, French neurologist, 1840-1887.
Cotard syndrome - psychotic depression involving delusion of the existence of one's body, along with ideas of negation and suicidal impulses.
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Neurologists and other researchers from Europe and the US discuss Ganser syndrome; Cotard syndrome; Capgras syndrome and other delusional misidentification syndromes; De Clerambault syndrome, Othello syndrome, Folie C deux, and variants; Couvade syndrome; possessions; conversion, factitious disorder, and malingering; Munchausen syndrome; camptocormia; glossolalia and aphasia; violent behavior; culture-specific hyperstartle-plus syndromes; the dancing manias or mass psychogenic illness; and the Alice-in-Wonderland syndrome.
Thus she seemed to have developed a type I Cotard syndrome. Cotard's syndrome is a uncommon neuropsychiatric condition in which the afflicted patient believes he or she is dead (8); the type I reflects the absence of depression, anxiety or hallucinations, it is closer to constitute a pure Cotard syndrome whose nosology may be more delusional than of an affective disorder (9).
Cotard syndrome without depressive symptoms in a schizophrenic patient.
Cotard syndrome. A nihilistic delusion of the nonexistence or dissolution of a body part; in extreme form, the delusion of being dead or nonexistent.
Cotard syndrome in neurological and psychiatric patients.
Epstein, "A case of cotard syndrome in a woman with a right subdural hemorrhage," The Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences, vol.
Torres, "Catatonia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and cotard syndrome in a 22-year-old woman: a case report," Case Reports in Psychiatry, vol.
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).