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Hannah Hill Syndromes The Cotard delusion is a very rare disorder where one believes he or she is dead, does not exist, or has lost their blood and internal organs, and occasionally the person may think they are immortal. The disease is most likely to occur in middle aged and older females, however there are few cases of people in their twenties, also people who are already diagnosed with psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, and bipolar depression, and people who have been in traumatic accidents. It was first discovered in 1880 by Jules Cotard, a French neurologist who researching a woman named “Mademoiselle X” who denied the existence of God, the Devil, several parts of her body, and her need to eat. Later the woman claimed she was damned and could not die a natural humanistic death. In some cases patients have been suicidal due to them thinking they were already dead and they “just wanted to be sure.” Symptoms of the disease are said to be depression, suicidal thoughts, belief their
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