Jules Cotard (1840-1889) - His life and the unique syndrome which bears his name

Pearn, J. and Gardner-Thorpe, C. (2002) Jules Cotard (1840-1889) - His life and the unique syndrome which bears his name. Neurology, 58 9: 1400-1403.

Author Pearn, J.
Gardner-Thorpe, C.
Title Jules Cotard (1840-1889) - His life and the unique syndrome which bears his name
Journal name Neurology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0028-3878
Publication date 2002-05-14
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 58
Issue 9
Start page 1400
End page 1403
Total pages 4
Editor R. C. Griggs
Place of publication Hagerstown, MD , U.S.A.
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject C1
321021 Psychiatry
730199 Clinical health not specific to particular organs, diseases and conditions
Abstract Dr. Jules Cotard (1840-1889) was a Parisian neurologist who first described the delire des negations. Cotard's syndrome or Cotard's delusion comprises any one of a series of delusions ranging from the fixed and unshakable belief that one has lost organs, blood, or body parts to believing that one has lost one's soul or is dead. In its most profound form, the delusion takes the form of a professed belief that one does not exist. Encountered primarily in psychoses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Cotard's syndrome has also been described in organic lesions of the nondominant temporoparietal cortex as well as in migraine. Cotard's delusion is the only self-certifiable syndrome of delusional psychosis. Jules Cotard, a Parisian neurologist and psychiatrist and former military surgeon, was one of the first to induce cerebral atrophy by the experimental embolization of cerebral arteries in animals and a pioneer in studies of the clinicopathologic correlates of cerebral atrophy secondary to perinatal and postnatal pathologic changes. He was the first to record that unilateral cerebral atrophy in infancy does not necessarily lead to aphasia and was also the pioneer of studies of altered conscious states in diabetic hyperglycemia.
Keyword Clinical Neurology
Q-Index Code C1

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