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

@article{Berrios1995CotardsDO,
  title={Cotard's delusion or syndrome?: a conceptual history.},
  author={G. Berrios and R. Luque},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  year={1995},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={
          218-23
        }
}
  • 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
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