nihilistic delusion

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Related to nihilistic delusion: delusion of poverty, delusion of negation, Cotard Syndrome
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Synonyms for nihilistic delusion

the delusion that things (or everything, including the self) do not exist

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Keywords: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, Cotard's syndrome, atypical neuroleptic malignant syndrome, nihilistic delusions, electro-convulsive therapy
Cotard's syndrome (CS) is characterized by the appearance of nihilistic delusions concerning one's own body
Refusal to eat can also be a symptom of severe depression where it is the behavioral manifestation of nihilistic delusions, hopelessness and a wish to die.
Current persecutory, referential and nihilistic delusions tended to coincide with increased hopelessness as shown by the BHS scores.
In the literature, 89% of the cases had depressive symptoms, 69% had nihilistic delusions about their existence, 65% had anxiety symptoms, and 63% had feelings of guilt (5).