Katelyn Yunes, MS
WKPIC Doctoral Intern
Cotard’s Syndrome, also known as Walking Corpse Syndrome, is a term for a series of rare delusions where the patient believes they are dead, decaying, have lost organs, blood, or body parts, or have lost their soul (Pearn & Gardner-Thorpe, 2002). Cotard’s Syndrome has been described in individuals experiencing mood disorders, psychotic disorder, and medical conditions (Ruminjo & Mekinulov, 2008).
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Ruminjo, A., & Mekinulov, B. (2008). A Case Report of Cotard’s Syndrome. Psychiatry (Edgmont), 5(6), 28–29. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2695744/