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Doctor insights on: Cotard Syndrome

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How people with cotard syndrome live with their families?

How people with cotard syndrome live with their families?

Can be difficult: Cotard's grim illness probably won't exist in isolation. There will be coexisting pathology; the person may be tractable or problematic depending on the illness, insight, personality & how it's managed by therapists. Having a mentally ill family member in the home is often extremely difficult for everyone. The homeless people you see are often mentally ill people who've been abandoned. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of cotard's syndrome?

What are the main causes of cotard's syndrome?

Hypothesis: This syndrome is also called "walking dead" because those suffering from it deny they exist; or sometimes that parts of their body are real.Cause is believed to be malfunction in 2 parts of the brain: fusiform gyrus (recognizes faces) & amygdala (processes your emotions. When these 2 areas go haywire and a person cannot recognize what should be familiar faces, holding on to reality is tough. ...Read more

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What kind of treatments are available to those who suffer from cotard's syndrome?

What kind of treatments are available to those who suffer from cotard's syndrome?

Rare Problem: This is a rare delusion in which a person believes that he/she is dead, does not exist, or that parts of them are missing (when they aren't). The treatment is usually with antipsychotic medication, the main class of meds used for delusions in general. There have been case reports of quetiapine specifically being helpful. Also, reports of positive effects from electroconvulsive have been published. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of cotard's syndrome?

What are the most common causes of cotard's syndrome?

Varies: This is a neuropsychiatric disorder most often coexisting with other psychiatric diagnoses like bipolar or schizophrenia.It can also follow head trauma or general accident. It is very rare. The afflicted believe they are either dead (deny living) or believe body parts are missing ( deny vital organs) antidepressants, anti-psychotics, mood stabilisers and electric shock are used successfully. ...Read more

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What's pisa syndrome?

Pisa syndrome: A persistent administration of antipsychotic can produce persistent dystonia , which is called pisa syndrome. ...Read more

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What is mrkh syndrome?

What is mrkh syndrome?

MRKH Syndrome: Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome - the vagina & uterus are underdeveloped or absent. ...Read more

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What's downs syndrome?

What's downs syndrome?

Downs syndrome: Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes lifelong mental retardation, developmental delays and other problems. Down syndrome varies in severity, so developmental problems range from moderate to serious. ...Read more

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What's ribtip syndrome?

What's ribtip syndrome?

Rib-tip Syndrome: Rib-tip syndrome is also called “costo-iliac impingement syndrome”. It occurs when the top of the hip bone touches or rubs on the lowest rib & leads to pain. ...Read more

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What is berhs syndrome?

What is berhs syndrome?

Genetic blindness: This is an autosomal recessive disease (i.e., the patient inherits one defective gene from each parent), with progressive loss of vision and sometimes other neurologic problems. Carriers (one copy of the gene) may have some visual problems. There is no specific treatment, and my hope is that if you or someone you know is affected, good supportive care will be available. ...Read more

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What is sharpe syndrome?

What is sharpe syndrome?

Sharpe Syndrome : Its another name for mixed connective tissue disease, an autoimmune disease with features of systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and polymyositis, sometime referred to as undifferentiated connective tissue disease. Individuals who have this condition are best served by a rheumatologist (an internist with subspecialty training in rheuamtology). ...Read more