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Vol. 45, No. 2, 2012
Issue release date: February 2012
Psychopathology 2012;45:126–129

Concurrent Koro and Cotard Syndromes in a Spanish Male Patient with a Psychotic Depression and Cerebrovascular Disease

Alvarez P. · Puente V.M. · Blasco M.J. · Salgado P. · Merino A. · Bulbena A.
Department of Psychiatry, Centre Fòrum, INAD, Parc de Salut Mar, Barcelona, Spain

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Koro and Cotard syndromes are uncommon conditions described in a variety of psychiatric and medical disorders. The authors report the third case of a simultaneous presentation of both syndromes, in a 62-year-old inpatient Spanish male with major depressive disorder with psychotic features, parkinsonism and cognitive impairment. A discussion of the literature and the possible relationship between both syndromes and other neuropsychiatric disorders are presented.

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