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A Case of Cotard's Syndrome Associated with Self-Starvation
Assistant professor of psychiatry,
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and staff psychiatrist, South Texas Veterans Health Care System,
Western State Hospital,
Palo Alto Veterans Health Care System, Menlo Park Division,
Clinical professor of psychiatry,
University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine,
(Received 11 January 1999; accepted 6 April 1999)
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.
forensic science, Cotard's syndrome, major depressive disorder, self-destructive behavior, self-starvation, mental disorder, forensic psychiatry
Paper ID: JFS14658J
Title A Case of Cotard's Syndrome Associated with Self-Starvation
Symposium , 0000-00-00
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