[Jules Cotard, Fr. neurologist, 1840-1889]
A delusion that one does not exist as a person or that he or she is putrefying and that he or she has lost blood or internal organs.
SYN: SEE: delusion of negation; SEE: delirium of negation; SEE: nihilistic delusion
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