Most of the patients here have been diagnosed with garden-variety
neurological disorders: schizophrenia, dementia, psychosis, severe
depression, or bipolarism. But the ones I am searching for are
different. They suffer from an affliction even more puzzling: They
believe that they are dead.
It’s a rare disorder called Cotard’s syndrome, which few
understand. For patients who have it, their hearts beat and lungs
pump, yet they deny their existence or functionality of their
bodies, organs or brains. They think their self is detached.
Via Hacker News,
With Being Dead — Matter — Medium
I would like to congratulate Sean Hoade on his Zombiepalooza interview,
and what better way to do that than to link to an article about people who think they're dead.
Does that mean they think they're zombies?
Or just dead and their body has yet to notice?
Obligatory Contact Info
You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go
ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
The dates are the permanent links to that day's entries (or
entry, if there is only one entry). The titles are the permanent
links to that entry only. The format for the links are
simple: Start with the base link for this site: http://boston.conman.org/, then add the date you are
interested in, say 2000/08/01,
so that would make the final URL:
You can also specify the entire month by leaving off the day
portion. You can even select an arbitrary portion of time.
You may also note subtle shading of the links and that's
intentional: the “closer” the link is (relative to the
page) the “brighter” it appears. It's an experiment in
using color shading to denote the distance a link is from here. If
you don't notice it, don't worry; it's not all that
It is assumed that every brand name, slogan, corporate name,
symbol, design element, et cetera mentioned in these pages is a
protected and/or trademarked entity, the sole property of its
owner(s), and acknowledgement of this status is implied.