Charles Bonnet's description of Cotard's delusion and reduplicative paramnesia in an elderly patient (1788)

H. Forstl, B. Beats

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Abstract

An elderly woman developed the delusion that she was dead ('Cotard's delusion') and that she was in another place ('reduplicative paramnesia'). Charles Bonnet reported this unique combination of symptoms a century before Cotard's influential description of the nihilistic delusions and of Pick's description of 'reduplicative paramnesia'.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)416-418
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Volume160
Issue numberMAR.
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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