Japanese lady believes she is immortal
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Igaku Kenkyu. 1993 May;63(2):49-51. [Cotard's syndrome in chronic schizophrenia]. [Article in Japanese] Kato K. Department of Psychiatry, Miyazaki Medical College, Japan.
A middle-aged woman who developed Cotard's syndrome after suffering from chronic schizophrenia is described. She had the delusion of negation believing that she had no possessions, but also her lung, heart, and intestines were gone. She also considered herself immortal. Medication was not useful in removing her delusions of negation and immortality.