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How common is Cotard's syndrome?

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Cotard's syndrome is extremely rare, with about 200 known cases worldwide.

SOURCES:

International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice: “‘I am dead’: Cotard syndrome and dementia.”

The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders: “‘I’m dead, so why do I need to eat?’” “Cotard Syndrome Resulting from  Valacyclovir Toxicity.”

The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences: “A Neuropsychiatric Analysis of the Cotard Delusion.”

Cognitive Neuropsychiatry: “Factor one, familiarity and frontal cortex: a challenge to the two-factor theory of delusions.”

Bipolar Disorder: “ Cotard’s syndrome in adolescents and young adults is associated with an increased risk of bipolar disorder.”

National Institutes of Health: "I'm Dead, So Why Do I Need to Eat?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on January 21, 2020

SOURCES:

International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice: “‘I am dead’: Cotard syndrome and dementia.”

The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders: “‘I’m dead, so why do I need to eat?’” “Cotard Syndrome Resulting from  Valacyclovir Toxicity.”

The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences: “A Neuropsychiatric Analysis of the Cotard Delusion.”

Cognitive Neuropsychiatry: “Factor one, familiarity and frontal cortex: a challenge to the two-factor theory of delusions.”

Bipolar Disorder: “ Cotard’s syndrome in adolescents and young adults is associated with an increased risk of bipolar disorder.”

National Institutes of Health: "I'm Dead, So Why Do I Need to Eat?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on January 21, 2020

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