Profile image
By Ye Olde False Flag
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

Cotard’s Syndrome, known as “Walking Corpse Syndrome

Monday, May 27, 2013 8:57
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

A MAN suffering a rare brain disorder was so convinced he was a zombie that he would hang out in graveyards to be close to death.

Writing in New Scientist magazine, the patient, identified only as Graham – says that after a failed suicide attempt he was convinced that he had in fact died and was one of the “walking dead”.

Graham told baffled doctors there was no point treating him because he had no brain and was already dead. He was diagnosed with the extremely rare Cotard’s Syndrome, known as “Walking Corpse Syndrome”, a condition that makes people believe that they or parts of their body no longer exist. Some people with the condition even starve to death, convinced they don’t need to eat. Others have tried to get rid of their body with acid, convinced they don’t need it anymore, the New Scientist reports. It is linked to depression and affects just a few hundred people, doctors believe.

“It’s hard to explain. I just felt like my brain didn’t exist anymore,” Graham said.

“When I was in hospital I kept on telling them that tablets weren’t going to do me any good ’cause my brain was dead. I lost my sense of smell and taste. I didn’t need to eat, or speak, or do anything. I ended up spending time in the graveyard because that was the closest I could get to death.”

“I just felt I might as well stay there. It was the closest I could get to death. The police would come and get me, though, and take me back home.”

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/world-news/man-wi…z2UVRAmrS2



Source: http://yeoldefalseflag.com/thread-cotard%E2%80%99s-syndrome-known-as-walking-corpse-syndrome

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories
 

Featured

 

Top Global

 

Top Alternative

 

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.