CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neurosci Rural Pract 2014; 05(S 01): S059-S062
DOI: 10.4103/0976-3147.145206
Case Report
Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice

Cotard’s syndrome: Two case reports and a brief review of literature

Sandeep Grover
Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
,
Jitender Aneja
Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
,
Sonali Mahajan
Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
,
Sannidhya Varma
Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
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Publication Date:
26 September 2019 (online)

ABSTRACT

Cotard’s syndrome is a rare neuropsychiatric condition in which the patient denies existence of one’s own body to the extent of delusions of immortality. One of the consequences of Cotard’s syndrome is self-starvation because of negation of existence of self. Although Cotard’s syndrome has been reported to be associated with various organic conditions and other forms of psychopathology, it is less often reported to be seen in patients with catatonia. In this report we present two cases of Cotard’s syndrome, both of whom had associated self-starvation and nutritional deficiencies and one of whom had associated catatonia.