Cotard's syndrome

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A pessimistic and distrustful delusional condition characterized by a tendency to deny everything, even to the point of believing that one's body has disintegrated and that one's family no longer exists. Also called délire de négation or insanity of negation. See also nihilism, nihilistic delusion. [Named after the French neurologist Jules Cotard (1840–87), who first described it in 1880]

Subjects: Psychology.

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