The Real Walking Dead: All About Cotard’s Syndrome

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

There are people who are alive, but who are convinced they are dead. It’s called Cotard Syndrome and it’s one of the most bizarre and intriguing disorders we’ve ever heard of. Laci details what’s going on inside these people’s heads.

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“Nine years ago, Graham woke up and discovered he was dead.”

Cotard’s delusion or syndrome?: A conceptual history
“This report offers an account of the historical construction of Cotard’s syndrome showing that by délire des négations the French author meant a subtype of depressive illness.”

Charles Bonnet’s description of Cotard’s delusion and reduplicative paramnesia in an elderly patient (1788)

“An elderly woman developed the delusion that she was dead (‘Cotard’s delusion’) and that she was in another place (‘reduplicative paramnesia’).”

What is Cotard’s Syndrome?

“Ever have those days where you feel like a zombie? Feel dead tired and out of it?”

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39 comments

Sad Face February 27, 2017 - 11:25 AM

they're stupid

dominik cruz will dethrone conor March 25, 2017 - 1:06 AM

what if there right and were wrong

Kristopher J.S. Lee March 25, 2017 - 10:59 PM

UNLESS YOU A ZOMBIE

NK July 17, 2017 - 2:14 PM

Ok wtf did I just click on really!? I thought this was gonna have some real life zombie type shit in the vid!! Y'all got some dweeb tryin to explain about this rare condition (with no pics or video evidence) gtfoh!

Mochi bunn August 27, 2017 - 11:05 AM

That's actually pretty interesting, but I'd assume one wouldn't make a good impression on someone.

HazekiahVODS December 18, 2017 - 5:34 AM

Could they be emo af?

Jared Yetto January 3, 2018 - 7:34 AM

O h n o , i t s l a c e y g r e e n !

MechTim J January 22, 2018 - 11:32 PM

does this include emotionally dead in Cotard's Syndrome.

logan saan February 25, 2018 - 7:51 PM

I love LACI… Very much

Rooky Crafts February 27, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Lacy green.. Are you okay? You look like frenzied..

Alexander LQ08 March 12, 2018 - 3:29 AM

Im ere cuz of hannibal

Muramasa April 14, 2018 - 3:46 PM

So that's how zombies are born .

Astechpan May 7, 2018 - 9:16 AM

You are so pretty lacy green😍😘😘😍

logan saan May 13, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Love you laci green…

WestOfEarth June 1, 2018 - 7:46 AM

seems like the opposite of phantom limb syndrome.

Daksh Tripathi June 12, 2018 - 5:06 PM

If somebody cannot respond to the stimulus then how come are you able to know that one THINKS that he/she is dead?

PianoMZ July 13, 2018 - 6:40 PM

Is she riley reid? Same same

Jaxon Burns September 5, 2018 - 4:47 AM

i am now dealing with cotards syndrome for the second time and i realize thats what it is because it is jusy starting and ive had it before. mine is brought on by extreme depression anxiety and schizophrenia

Karki Ajay October 4, 2018 - 10:46 AM

ya now it happen me

Peter Orosz November 13, 2018 - 10:25 AM

My friend says he's already dead, how can I help him?

Josh Galvan January 10, 2019 - 5:11 AM

Is anyone else annoyed that she says “pet scan” instead of cat scan lol

Piltz Piltz February 20, 2019 - 5:14 AM

I guess they never heard of "I think, therefore I am".

Or, on second thought, perhaps they just don't think. Sounds about right, given the circumstances.

M E April 22, 2019 - 5:08 AM

So basically Cotard's delusion is a scientific way of saying emo

u RxKxY July 24, 2019 - 5:28 AM

How can you avoid it

SunBunz January 14, 2020 - 11:22 PM

So when a patient is diagnosed, can we refer to them as “Cotarded?” 🤔

Rebekah: September 18, 2020 - 6:34 PM

I ve seen a real case !! In West Covina pyche unit a middle aged man would wander around yelling "shoot me in the head!, I'm dead inside"and when the nurses should do vital checks, he wouldn't fight them but he would verbally argue how he couldn't have a blood pressure since he was dead and complalin he didn't need to rather he often would do it any way the nurses made him. I think he must've had brain damage or electri-shock-t because he had a real slow goonies like speech pattern, but he was so funny, he'd be wandering around wailing "shoot me in the head" all night (it was a courtyard style hospital, so a lot of us would get annoyed an my arch over and tell him to lay down and close his eyes like dead people actuatdo and he'd just politely say, ok and lay down for like 10 minutes until he started up again…Ive been to inpatient like 30 times and I now consider it a privilege to have seen him like a birdwatcher seeing some rare exotic few others have ever seen, lol…..I'm a supposed manic depressant myself by I know believe it to be an intense prolonged Kundalini awakening and cherish the amount of case studies I've seen over the years and find a deeply spiritual link to most pyche issues, I hope to work in the holistic side of the field one day because western medicine is far more damaging than useful for this side of life,. And I can say that with decades worth of experience and observation. The meds cause too many long term health issues and secondary problems. The west Completely Overlooks energy work and the now probable etheric nature of being. Just saying.

pennypay1 October 1, 2020 - 8:01 AM

Laci Green could be reporting on a massacre at Disneyland or the San Andreas fault Big One and she'd still sound perky.

Ash Tree October 23, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Isn’t this girl that home wrecker person-

Patrick Philip November 13, 2020 - 9:05 PM

I've had this back in July. It was so gross! I thought my flesh was rotting and I was feeling bugs crawling under my flesh and I thought my blood froze in the veins etc!

Game Time November 21, 2020 - 2:23 PM

Who is here after facttechz?

EthyleneDiamineTetraesthetic Acid December 7, 2020 - 2:59 AM

For anyone wanting to read about real life experiences and compare notes or something which is why I came here. A friend of mine has started having these insane delusions manifest publically now. They have been on/off for years with delusional imaginitive thinking. In the past they believed they were a spirit guide and went to sleep and lived in a spirit world with other spirit guides as family. but they have always felt they were never quite here, always described it as being a living corpse. It's gotten worse to the point they described themself as a mummy, having a past life in ancient egypt and relations to tiamat and other historical ancient legends. They claimed to have died in a car crash and somehow are placed in the body of a dead boy. When they tried to cut their arm they said that they couldn't do it because the bandages and rotten flesh underneath the skin would not cut completely. They claim they don't feel the need to eat or sleep because they are dead and their body doesn't need it. It got to a point where their delusion has almost caused them to cause harm to me, and it's actually really depressing and I wish I'd have told them sooner that none of those things were real instead of humoring what they were trying to say.

BreadBoyHalo January 19, 2021 - 11:30 AM

wow, interesting
never had this

Victor H Rodriguez March 22, 2021 - 7:55 AM

I think that perhaps Mademoiselle X was mistaken when she said she had no intestines, no digestive organs and that she didn't need to eat. Bad idea

tee April 5, 2021 - 2:59 AM

"Try and tell me that zombies aren't real" girl living with cotard syndrome is not nice ! Stop making it a joke ,you have never experienced it

Watching this thought i would gain knowledge about this syndrome I have ….and to have u making it a joke …wow i can't be more offended

Is people like u who incorage others to restrain from actually understanding people with cotard

U incoraging people to make this a joke which is stupid

And wipe that grin off of ur face It ain't cute

Alan Stober July 7, 2021 - 11:27 AM

dead from the band mayhem pretty sure that this is what he suffered from

Tim G July 7, 2021 - 1:24 PM

I feel like this is some sort of chronic infection that we aren't able to test for yet

James Jones Ruiz July 23, 2021 - 3:29 AM

BS

Carlos Ramos August 15, 2021 - 3:12 AM

Well, if she died, that proves she was wrong and she was not immortal. I wonder whether she realized she was mistaken when she knew she was dying

Runningtail September 8, 2021 - 6:43 AM

anyone here because of Pelle Ohlin?