Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Delusion of annihilation


Definition: False belief about the world or the patient’s family having been destroyed (Cotard1882).


ExplorationThe presence of delusion of annihilation can be established during the interview with the patient.




Cotard J. Nihilistic Delusions. In: Hirsch SR, Shepherd M. Themes and Variations in European Psychiatry. Charlottesville; The University Press of Virginia: 1974. p. 368.


November 29, 2018