Journal Published Online: 01 January 2000
Volume 45, Issue 1

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



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.

Author Information

Silva, JA
Palo Alto Veterans Health Care System, Menlo Park Division, Palo Alto, CA
Leong, GB
Western State Hospital, Tacoma, WA
Weinstock, R
University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Gonzales, CL
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and staff psychiatrist, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX
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Stock #: JFS14658J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14658J