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What kind of treatments are available to those who suffer from cotard's syndrome?
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Cotard's Syndrome
Aka walking corpse syndrome, is rare mental disorder; victims believe (delusionally) they are dead, don't exist, are putrefying, or have lost their blood/internal organs.
Antidepressants, antipsychotics & mood stabilizers, singly or in combo are main therapy. Electro-convulsive therapy, mostly in combination with pharmacotherapy, has also had positive effects. (see comment for source).

In brief: Cotard's Syndrome
Aka walking corpse syndrome, is rare mental disorder; victims believe (delusionally) they are dead, don't exist, are putrefying, or have lost their blood/internal organs.
Antidepressants, antipsychotics & mood stabilizers, singly or in combo are main therapy. Electro-convulsive therapy, mostly in combination with pharmacotherapy, has also had positive effects. (see comment for source).
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Debruyne H., Portzky M., Van den Eynde F., Audenaert K. (June 2010). "Cotard's syndrome: a review." Current psychiatric reports 11 (3): 197–202
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