A Case of Cotard's Syndrome Associated with Self-Starvation

    Volume 45, Issue 1 (January 2000)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 3


    Gonzales, CL
    Assistant professor of psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and staff psychiatrist, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX

    Leong, GB
    Staff psychiatrist, Western State Hospital, Tacoma, WA

    Silva, JA
    Staff psychiatrist, Palo Alto Veterans Health Care System, Menlo Park Division, Palo Alto, CA

    Weinstock, R
    Clinical professor of psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

    (Received 11 January 1999; accepted 6 April 1999)

    Abstract

    Cotard's syndrome is a psychotic condition often associated with nihilistic delusions. This syndrome can be associated with destructive behaviors directed at the self and/or others. In this report we highlight the psychiatric-legal issues involving a case of Cotard's syndrome associated with self-starvation.


    Paper ID: JFS14658J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14658J

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    Title A Case of Cotard's Syndrome Associated with Self-Starvation
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