Cotard’s syndrome

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S: PBM – (last access: 17 October 2016); MDS – (last access: 17 October 2016); INDN – (last access: 17 October 2016).

N: 1. Cotard’s syndrome: eponymous created from Parisian neurologist.’s name Jules Cotard (1840-1889).
Dr. Jules Cotard (1840-1889) was a Parisian neurologist who first described the délire des négations.

  • It is not classified under the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) but is recognised as a “disease of human health” in the International Classification of Diseases.

2. A rare mental illness can make the sufferer believe they are dead, partly dead or do not exist.
3. Cultural Interrelation:
– Reality:

  • New Scientist conducted an interview with Graham, a man who suffered the Cotard’s Syndrome. The interview is called: Mindscapes: First interview with a dead man.
  • French neurologist Jules Cotard identified the first case in the 1800s. He described a woman suffering from the condition as affirming “she has no brain, no nerves, no chest, no stomach, no intestines… only skin and bones of a decomposing body”.

– Fictional:

  • It should be noted the Canadian film of 2012 Thanatomorphose by Éric Falardeau.

S: 1. PBM – (last access: 17 October 2016). 2. INDEP – (last access: 25 October 2016). 3. MDS – (last access: 17 October 2016); INDN – (last access: 17 October 2016); OED – (last access: 17 October 2016); GMM – (last access: 17 October 2016); NS – (last access: 17 October 2016).

SYN: Cotard’s delusion

S: MTF – (last access: 17 October 2016)

CR: delusion, .