Cotard's delusion or syndrome?: a conceptual history.

  title={Cotard's delusion or syndrome?: a conceptual history.},
  author={G. Berrios and R. Luque},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  volume={36 3},
  • G. Berrios, R. Luque
  • Published 1995
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Comprehensive psychiatry
  • This report offers an account of the historical construction of Cotard's syndrome showing that by délire des négations the French author meant a subtype of depressive illness. Subsequent debate led first to the belief that it was just a collection of symptoms associated with agitated depression (anxious melancholia) or general paralysis, and later to the view that it might after all constitute a separate entity. At the present moment, and impervious to the fact that the French term délire means… CONTINUE READING
    64 Citations
    Cotard Delusion in the Context of Schizophrenia: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
    • 8
    • PDF
    Refining the Explanation of Cotard’s Delusion
    • 48
    Cotard's syndrome: analysis of 100 cases
    • 137
    Delusions of Death and Immortality: A Consequence of Misplaced Being in Cotard Patients
    • 9


    The psychopathology of affectivity: conceptual and historical aspects.
    • G. Berrios
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Psychological medicine
    • 1985
    • 73
    Cotard delusion after brain injury.
    • 68
    Charles Bonnet's description of Cotard's delusion and reduplicative paramnesia in an elderly patient (1788)
    • Hans Förstl, B. Beats
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
    • 1992
    • 18
    The theme of death in complex partial seizures.
    • 26
    Cotard's syndrome in a mentally handicapped man.
    • A. Kearns
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
    • 1987
    • 29
    [Practitioner facing depression (author's transl)].
    • 3
    Uncommon Psychiatric Syndromes
    • 188