Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Definition: Denial of one’s body or existence (Cotard1882).
Exploration: The presence of nihilistic delusion can be established by interviewing the patient.
Cotard J. Nihilistic delusions. In Hirsch SR, Shepherd M, editors. Themes and Variations in European Psychiatry. Charlottesville; The University Press of Virginia: 1974. p. 368.
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