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.
Mindscapes: First interview with a dead man
“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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