A case study of Cotard's syndrome: stages and diagnosis

  title={A case study of Cotard's syndrome: stages and diagnosis},
  author={Koji Yarnada and Shinji Katsuragi and Isao Fujii},
  journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
We report the case of a middle‐aged woman with Cotard's syndrome in whom clinical course was evaluated according to stages. Longitudinally this syndrome seems to have three stages, namely germination, blooming and chronic (depressive type/paranoid type) stages. In this patient, the chronic stage, primarily characterized by delusions, was observed without raising suspicion of affective disorder. She did not respond to any pharmacotherapies, but improved dramatically after ECT performed during… 
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