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Cotard Delusion

Classification: Somatic Delusions

ICD-9-CM Code: N/A

ICD-10-CM Code: N/A

Symptoms: When an individual holds the delusional belief that they are already dead, do not exist, are putrefying, or have lost their blood or internal organs. Paradoxically, patients may exhibit beliefs of immortality.

Usual Onset: N/A

Comorbidity: Capgras Delusion, Psychotic Depression, Schizophrenia, Derealization, Hypochondria

Gender Ratio: N/A


  • Antipsychotics
  • Antidepressants
  • Mood Stabilizers
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy

Synonyms: Cotard’s syndrome, walking corpse syndrome


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