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Cotard Delusion

November 22, 2016
By Dandelion14 GOLD, Houston, Texas
Dandelion14 GOLD, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
“People are screwed up in this world. I'd rather be with someone screwed up and open about it than somebody perfect and ready to explode.”
― Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story

A mental illness in which a person believes they are dead or do not exist.

A woman in France who had this illness, convinced herself she had no stomach so she would not eat.


The boy in the back of class will convince himself he has no heart so he will not fall in love.


"You can't live emotionless forever," I said.

"Watch me," he mumbled.

The author's comments:

During the month of October there was an artist on instagram who did this thing where everyday in October he would draw something revovling around one topic. He did mental illnesses and one of them was Cotard Delusion. I looked it up to see what it was and it stayed in my head for awhile.

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