Cotard's 'On hypochondriacal delusions in a severe form of anxious melancholia'

  title={Cotard's 'On hypochondriacal delusions in a severe form of anxious melancholia'},
  author={Germ{\'a}n E. Berr{\'i}os and Rogelio Luque},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  pages={269 - 274}
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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
An elderly woman developed the delusion that she was dead and in another place ('reduplicative paramnesia'); Charles Bonnet reported this unique combination of symptoms a century before Cotard's influential description of the nihilistic delusions and of Pick's description of 'redUplicativeParamnesia'.
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Uncommon Psychiatric Syndromes
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