Saturday, May 04, 2013

Plight of the Living Dead

Plight of the Living Dead: 10 Case Reports of Cotard’s Syndrome: Cotard’s Delusion is a mental disorder where people suffer the nihilistic delusion that they are dead or no longer exist. First reported in the 1700s, the disorder is still a largely a mystery today. The underlying cause isn’t understood; it’s been linked to bipolar disorder, depression and/or schizophrenia depending on the patient’s age. Here, ten people who went to their doctor and complained that they were dead.

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