The Cotard delusion or Cotard's syndrome, also known as nihilistic or negation delusion, is a rare neuropsychiatric disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that he or she is dead, does not exist, is putrefying or has lost his/her blood or internal organs. Rarely, it can include delusions of immortality.
It is named after Jules Cotard (1840–1889), a French neurologist who first described the condition, which he called le délire de négation ("negation delirium"), in a lecture in Paris in 1880. He described the syndrome as having various degrees of severity, ranging from mild to severe. In a mild state, feelings of despair and self-loathing occur, however it is in the severe state that a person with Cotard's syndrome actually starts to deny the very existence of the self.
Yes, that summarizes it quite nicely. My word, more people need to see this. I don't quite get it all either.TheAmazingRando wrote:Holy. Shit.
fynthase wrote:Spoiler:What the fuck's the point or the effect of Hazel's house being incessantly in flames? I loved the line when the realtor is showing the house and Hazel asks, "I'm really concerned about dying in the fires" and the realtor responds with, "It's a big decision, how one prefers to die"--completely neglecting Hazel's apprehension about dying and focusing on the how aspect.
But seriously what am I missing here (I know they didn't include a burning house just for that line); I can't even come up with a plausible guess for what it signifies.
jobriath wrote:Spoiler:What's with the war sounds and the mass death? I didn't get that at all.
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