Cotard delusion

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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
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Cotard delusion

[J. Cotard, Fr. neurologist, b. 1840 d. 1889]
Delirium of negation.
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