Assoc. Prof. from the Department of Mental Health and Diseases. Dr. Taha Can Tuman, walking corpse syndrome known as Cotard He made important statements against the syndrome.
Assoc. Dr. Tuman stated that Cotard syndrome is a clinical picture in which patients believe that they are dead or no longer exist and said, “Cotard syndrome was discovered in 1880.” Jules Cotard Defined by. Cotard syndrome is often described as a delusional belief that the person is dead or does not exist. Cotard himself has offered several explanations for the condition, focusing on its distinction from classical delusions of harm and suggesting that it may be a form of inverted grandiosity. “New theories suggest that there is a deterioration in the functions of the right brain hemisphere, and that this deterioration, when combined with reasoning disorders, leads to feelings of unreality in the perceptual and complex sensory system, resulting in beliefs of non-existence.”
IT IS ALSO RELATED TO NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES
Assoc. Dr. Tuman, patients with Cotard syndrome ‘died’‘‘I don’t have internal organs’ Pointing out that it has a number of clinical features, mostly hypochondria and nihilistic delusions, which he thinks are:
“In addition, anxious and depressed mood, delusions of damnation and immortality, belief that the world does not exist, suicidal and self-mutilating behaviors are present. Patients suffer from severe mental retardation, thinking that there are people who want to kill them, denial of daily needs and refusal to eat and drink, and internal organs not working.” Cotard syndrome may occur in patients with psychiatric or neurological diseases, and psychotic depression is suggested to be an important factor in the development of this condition. The majority of patients report depressive symptoms. Apart from this, during the course of diseases such as schizophrenia, substance abuse, abnormal movement and emotion syndrome “There are case reports showing the emergence of Cotard syndrome. Neurologically, Cotard syndrome has been associated with a wide variety of medical conditions, especially stroke, shrinkage in the frontotemporal region of the brain, epilepsy, brain inflammation, brain tumors, and traumatic brain injury.”