Wednesday, 12.12.2018

Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Delusion of annihilation

 

Definition: False belief about the world or the patient’s family having been destroyed (Cotard1882).

 

ExplorationThe presence of delusion of annihilation can be established during the interview with the patient.

 

Reference:

 

Cotard J. Nihilistic Delusions. In: Hirsch SR, Shepherd M. Themes and Variations in European Psychiatry. Charlottesville; The University Press of Virginia: 1974. p. 368.

 

November 29, 2018