Conclusions: Cultural and superstitious beliefs could affect the forming of the complex constellation of the patient’s symptoms including Cotard’s syndrome symptoms. The resolution of symptoms might be achieved step by step. Declaration of interest: None. Citation: Ghaffari Nejad A, Mehdizadeh Zare Anari A, Pouya F. Effect of cultural themes on forming Cotard’s syndrome: reporting a case of Cotard’s syndrome with depersonalization and out of body experience symptoms. Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci 2013; 7(2): 91-3."/> Conclusions: Cultural and superstitious beliefs could affect the forming of the complex constellation of the patient’s symptoms including Cotard’s syndrome symptoms. The resolution of symptoms might be achieved step by step. Declaration of interest: None. Citation: Ghaffari Nejad A, Mehdizadeh Zare Anari A, Pouya F. Effect of cultural themes on forming Cotard’s syndrome: reporting a case of Cotard’s syndrome with depersonalization and out of body experience symptoms. Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci 2013; 7(2): 91-3."/>

Effect of Cultural Themes on Forming Cotard’s Syndrome: Reporting a Case of Cotard’s Syndrome with Depersonalization and Out of Body Experience Symptoms

AUTHORS

Alireza Ghaffari Nejad 1 , Ali Mehdizadeh Zare Anari 2 , * , Fatemeh Pouya 3

1 Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Beheshti Hospital, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

2 Psychiatrist, Kerman Neuroscience Research Center, Student Counseling Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran. Address: Student Counseling Center, Paradises of Medical University, Haft Bagh Avenue, Kerman, Iran

3 Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

How to Cite: Ghaffari Nejad A, Mehdizadeh Zare Anari A, Pouya F. Effect of Cultural Themes on Forming Cotard’s Syndrome: Reporting a Case of Cotard’s Syndrome with Depersonalization and Out of Body Experience Symptoms, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2013 ; 7(2):91-3.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 7 (2); 91-3
Published Online: December 30, 2013
Article Type: Case Report
Received: November 01, 2012
Revised: December 03, 2012
Accepted: May 28, 2012
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Abstract

Objective: Cotard’s syndrome is a rare psychiatric syndrome. Its core symptom is nihilistic ideation or delusion.

Case Report: A female patient with Cotard’s syndrome symptoms associated with out of body experience and depersonalization, and complicated grief was referred for evaluation. She believed that she was killed by a creature named "Aal" in the Persian folklore

Conclusions: Cultural and superstitious beliefs could affect the forming of the complex constellation of the patient’s symptoms including Cotard’s syndrome symptoms. The resolution of symptoms might be achieved step by step.

Declaration of interest: None.

Citation: Ghaffari Nejad A, Mehdizadeh Zare Anari A, Pouya F. Effect of cultural themes on forming Cotard’s syndrome: reporting a case of Cotard’s syndrome with depersonalization and out of body experience symptoms. Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci 2013; 7(2): 91-3.

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