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COTARD'S SYNDROME
Walking Corpse Syndrome
WHAT IS IT?
• It is a mental illness in which patients
think they are dead, they feel their
organs are rotting. Also, they...
• Cotard at start
described the case of a
patient who he gave her
the nickname
Mademoiselle X, who
denied the existence of...
• These are patients who have suffered brain injury after any
accident. It is related to schizophrenia, depression and bip...
• The causes of this disease are still unknown,
however, is said to occur due to lack of
connection between the brain area...
Some symptoms are:
Depression
Suicidal thoughts
Belief that there is no body. It is a delirium the patient believes to ...
Conclusions:
Cotard´s Syndrome It is one of the rarest diseases, one person in a million suffers it.
VOCABULARY:
Corpse : Cadáver
Entity: Entidad
Hell: Infierno
Lack: Falta
Worms: Lombrices
REFERENCES:
• http://id.tudiscovery.com/el-sndrome-del-zombi-la-enfermedad-ms-rara-del-
mundo/
• http://www.fogonazos.es/2...
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Cotard's syndrome

  1. 1. COTARD'S SYNDROME Walking Corpse Syndrome
  2. 2. WHAT IS IT? • It is a mental illness in which patients think they are dead, they feel their organs are rotting. Also, they say do not exist or can not die because they are already dead.
  3. 3. • Cotard at start described the case of a patient who he gave her the nickname Mademoiselle X, who denied the existence of superior beings (God and devil), and various parts of her body, thought she was eternally sentenced and couldn´t have a natural death.
  4. 4. • These are patients who have suffered brain injury after any accident. It is related to schizophrenia, depression and bipolar psychiatric disorder They are convinced that they have been to hell or heaven and indicate that this or that was disease, but any errors are returned to inhabit their body
  5. 5. • The causes of this disease are still unknown, however, is said to occur due to lack of connection between the brain areas that recognize faces and areas that the emotions associated with that recognition.
  6. 6. Some symptoms are: Depression Suicidal thoughts Belief that there is no body. It is a delirium the patient believes to be living some real form is given when only in his imagination Belief that they are running out blood. Negative thoughts Belief already dead-Con olfactory delusions even smell them rotting Belief that worms under their skin Belief that they are immortal Belief that are rotting Belief that have no internal organs. Analgesia or no pain Self-mutilation
  7. 7. Conclusions: Cotard´s Syndrome It is one of the rarest diseases, one person in a million suffers it.
  8. 8. VOCABULARY: Corpse : Cadáver Entity: Entidad Hell: Infierno Lack: Falta Worms: Lombrices
  9. 9. REFERENCES: • http://id.tudiscovery.com/el-sndrome-del-zombi-la-enfermedad-ms-rara-del- mundo/ • http://www.fogonazos.es/2013/05/entrevista-con-un-hombre-muerto.html • http://medicina.ufm.edu/index.php/S%C3%ADndrome_de_Cotard • http://www.beevoz.com/2013/11/18/sindrome-de-cotard-origen-y-causas/ • http://www.antroposmoderno.com/textos/sindrome.shtml

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