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Cotard's Syndrome

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Samantha Urquidez

on 25 September 2013

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Transcript of Cotard's Syndrome

Cotard's Syndrome
Target Group Affected:
Type of people that usually display the signs and symptoms for this disorder.
Ways to help cope with or to cure this disease.
By Samantha Urquidez
Signs and Symptoms:
Ways to determine if someone is affected by or suffering from cotard's syndrome are...

By: Samantha Urquidez
Cotard's Syndrome
Sources Cited
loss of sleep
feelings of guilt about oneself
feelings of loneliness
loss of interest
suicidal thoughts and actions
severe nihilistic delutions
Middle aged to older people are those generally affected by this disease of the mind. In the few cases involving young adolescents 90% of the cases were female. Having an advanced age can also increase likelihood
Interesting Information:
Things I found out about this disorder that really interested me and/or made an impact on me.
This disorder is caused by the malfunction of the brain in a part labeled the fusiform gyrus which recognizes faces. It also affects the amygala which processes emotions. This combined effect causes lack of recognition even with the sufferer own face. This leaves them disconnected with reality.
Cotard's Syndrome is a rare mental disorder that causes its victims to imagine that they are decomposing, dead or non-existent witch leaves them disconnected with reality.
This disorder is considered kind of delusional psychosis the only of its kind which leaves a cure unknown as scientists are in uncharted waters.
Cotard's Syndrome has no cure, scientists are still not completely sure what causes this disease which leaves the cure nonexistent.
Treatment however is still an option although it mostly focuses on treating the symptoms rather than the actual cause.
Treatment includes anti-depressants, anti-psychotics and in some cases electrconvulsive therapy.
Sufferers also have many other symptoms that include but are not limited to :
The main way to tell if someone is suffering from Cotard's Syndrome is when sufferer believes that they have no body or already dead.
Thank you for Watching
The first recorded case was in 1788 by Charles Bonnet who received a patient, an elderly women, that thought she had died. It was not until a century later that French neurologist Jules Cotard received a similar patient thus naming this mental disorder from his studies of this disease.
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