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).
Exploration: The presence of delusion of annihilation can be established during the interview with the patient.
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