Att tro att man är död

Jag kände inte till Cotards syndrom: ett neuropsykiatriskt tillstånd då man tror att man är död. Bl.a. detta fall beskrivs i ”Cotard’s Syndrome: A Review”, publicerad i Current Psychiatry Reports:

An 88-year-old man with mild cognitive impairment was admitted to our hospital for treatment of a severe depressive episode. He was convinced that he was dead and felt very anxious that he was not yet buried. This delusion caused extreme suffering and made outpatient treatment impossible.

En invertering av Descartes cogito, ergo sum? I bokkapitlet ”Betwixt Life and Death: Case Studies of the Cotard Delusion” kan man läsa om fler fall. Fascinerande!

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