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   * [[https://​jaapl.org/​content/​42/​3/​369#​sec-9|Klein,​ C. A., & Hirachan, S. (2014). The masks of identities: who's who? Delusional misidentification syndromes. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Online, 42(3), 369-378.]]   * [[https://​jaapl.org/​content/​42/​3/​369#​sec-9|Klein,​ C. A., & Hirachan, S. (2014). The masks of identities: who's who? Delusional misidentification syndromes. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Online, 42(3), 369-378.]]
 ===== Cotard delusion ===== ===== Cotard delusion =====
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 +**Cotard delusion** is a specific nihilistic delusion named after Jules Cotard, a French neurologist,​ who first described the condition, which he called le délire de négation (negation delirium), in 1880. The affected person holds the delusional belief that he or she is already dead, does not exist, is putrefying or has lost his or her blood or internal organs.
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 +It is most frequently observed in patients with psychotic depression or schizophrenias and is managed by focusing on the treatment of the underlying disorder. It can also secondary to a traumatic brain injury.
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-**Cotard delusion** is a specific nihilistic delusion named after Jules Cotard, a French neurologist,​ who first described the condition, which he called le délire de négation (negation delirium), in 1880. The affected person holds the delusional belief that he or she is already dead, does not exist, is putrefying or has lost his or her blood or internal organs. +</​WRAP>​ 
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-It is most frequently observed in patients with psychotic depression or schizophrenias and is managed by focusing on the treatment of the underlying disorder. It can also secondary to a traumatic brain injury.+
  
 == Further Reading == == Further Reading ==