Cotard delusion after brain injury.

  title={Cotard delusion after brain injury.},
  author={Andrew W. Young and I. H. Robertson and Deborah J. Hellawell and Karel W. de Pauw and Brian T. Pentland},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={22 3},
A right-handed young man with contusions affecting temporo-parietal areas of the right cerebral hemisphere and some bilateral frontal lobe damage became convinced that he was dead (the Cotard delusion), and experienced difficulties in recognizing familiar faces, buildings and places, as well as feelings of derealization. Neuropsychological investigation while these symptoms were resolving revealed impairment on face processing tests. We suggest that these impairments contributed to his Cotard… CONTINUE READING