Cotard's syndrome

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Introduction

The patient believes, and declares, that they are dead or otherwise demonstrates nihilistic delusions. It can be secondary to other major mental health diagnoses such as Major depressive disorder or Schizophrenia. Cases are usually found amongst elderly patients.

Info bulb.pngDescribed by Dr Cotard[1]

Diagnosis

ICD-10 Classification

Management

This involves treatment of the underlying cause.

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