The Zombie phenomenon appears in popular culture
in many different ways, from fiction stories to voodoo rituals. Even psychology has had to deal with them,
facing a estrange mental illness. The Cotárd’s syndrome, or Walking Dead
Syndrome. It’s one of the rarest illnesses known out
there. In most of cases, people affected by it think
they lack a part of their body, an arm, a leg, the nose… or they simply deny their
existence. But in the most severe cases, people suffer
from deliriums of denial that make them believe they are really dead – their body doesn’t
work any more and they are just walking dead. Or they also feel they simply dont exist and
what they see around them is a figment of their imagination. They feel their internal organs, heart, intestines…
have permanently stopped working. Or they just dont have them, nor blood or
a brain. They can even feel they are rotting inside,
being able to smell their own flesh decomposing and feel the worms sliding underneath their
skin. Sometimes, patients are so convinced they
are already dead that they think they are immune and nothing can hurt them and they
cant feel pain, as if they were lost souls. In those cases, they can even hurt themselves
and risk their physical integrity. The first case with similar symptoms was documented
by Charles Bonnet, a Swiss biologist, in 1788. It was an old lady who had suffered a paralysis
attack. When she was able to talk again, she told
her family she was already dead, and asked them to have a funeral for her. She insisted so much, that her family had
to accept and put her inside a coffin, tho her delirium ended up disappearing as the
days went by. But it was the french neurologist Jules Cotard
who discovered this syndrome and named it. In 1880, he presented in a conference in Paris
the case of a woman, whom he called “Mademoiselle X”, who stated she didnt have a brain, nerves,
stomach or intestine. She believed she was eternal and she’d lived
forever, and since she didnt have guts, she didnt have the need to eat. Doctors didnt know how to treat her, and she
ended up dying of starvation. The Cotard’s syndrome is related to many
causes like severe depressions, psychosis or schizophrenia. It’s also associated with the Capgras’
syndrome, which affects our capacity to identify people, believing they are doubles or impostors. It can also appear as a consequence of injuries
that have affected certain parts of the brain, like the parietal (paráietal) lobe. It is always related to the section of the
mind that control the recognition of faces and of our environment, and the emotions they
make us feel. Patients believe they are no longer in the
world of the living, since they are incapable of associating memories or feelings with what’s
around them. Unfortunately, no effective treatment has
been found yet. Doctors usually prescribe antidepressants
and electroconvulsive shock therapy. Another effect it produces is absolute isolation
from their environment and human relations – psychologists try to ease this with therapy
so patients can have their personal and social life back. In the present, there are still cases of Cotard’s
syndrome all around the world. In 1996 in Scotland, a man suffered an accident
with his motorbike which led to injuries on his head. After getting his medical discharge, his mother
moved to Southafrica with him. The man was convinced he had died during his
time at the hospital, and the spirit of his mom had guided him to Hell, because it could
only get that hot there. In 2003, some greek psychiatric (saikiátric)
treated a patient who believed his head was empty. He stated he had been born without a brain
and that was why he had an intellectual development disorder. He tried to kill himself in more than one
occasion, saying it wasnt worth living like that. In Colombia, the case of a woman was registered
some years ago. She had a long medical record of depression. One day, she saw smoke coming out of her mouth,
and she associated it with her soul leaving her body. She looked at herself in the mirror and saw
her eyes were empty, with no life. She felt the smells of her body, rotting,
and the tickle of worms eating her up from the inside. She thought she had become a zombie as a divine
punishment for having tried to take her life away. The Cotard’s syndrome is one of the most
mysterious illnesses known out there. Its origin gets lost in the deepest of our
thoughts. And it turns the life of the person suffering
it in a complete nightmare.


  1. I sometimes feel im immortal.. meaning i hurt myself :/ but i also day dream about weird things during school

  2. Ur drawing is amazing I wish if I can come and take drawing classes from u…..btw love ur videos

  3. Siunch x he's jd Henry lam ten u ice ga eh he will is so so uh so I'm off all let small ga soon gu dad so nvsfx get ftsfjfuz I was wondering if you could send a picture of cutespud I mean I was wondering if you don't mind me asking what do you think about this for a while and I was wondering if you could send me a copy of the receipt for the whole day and I will be there at he-I mean I don't know if you don't get it I will send it to you don't have to do anything with it yet but I will let you know when I get it I will send it to you when I get home I will send you a picture of the receipt for the whole day and I will be there at he-I mean to be a bother

    I just typed random words :/

  4. Ur drawings are so good and how ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” do you know all theses things ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

  5. it takes care. if they don't eat try encouraging them that they can. just kinda make them doing more human activities what I think I'd do.

  6. So…
    There are chances that I may have or get this syndrome…well what can I do? Depression has no cure

  7. is it weird that i'm completely calm and not freaked out because this is like a science class to me

  8. Everybody here be like eww it must be horrible…then there's my friend, messing around with corpses, being depressed all the time and cuting himself. He always says that when he dies he will go home or something and that life is just a dream…well now I know what is he suffering from…

  9. Hello to who ever read or is scrolling down the comments
    Like if u read this or like if u want her to make more

  10. I thought it was walking corpse syndrome? I just clicked this video tho so it might be something else

  11. ๐Ÿง๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง›๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽค๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงœ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

  12. This time I prepared my self for the video UwU! I have my dipers on-

    I love this so much!! But I just wanted to know are zombies real though?

  13. Hey guys! Come here your safe dont worry i have every thing you need

    I have Beds๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›

    I have Food๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฅœ๐ŸŒฐ๐Ÿž๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿง€๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ—๐Ÿฅ“๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒญ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿฅ™๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿš๐Ÿ›๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿข๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿก๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿง๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿช๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ

    I have Drinks๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฅ›โ˜•๐Ÿพ๐Ÿท๐Ÿธ๐Ÿน๐Ÿบ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฅƒ

    Dont worry i have Plates too๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฝ

    I have Toilets (with privacy) ๐Ÿšฝ|๐Ÿšฝ|๐Ÿšฝ|๐Ÿšฝ|๐Ÿšฝ|

    I have Showers๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›

    I have a relaxing room too ;)๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿ›‹

    I also have some cute and furry pets you can play with ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ๐Ÿช๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿฆ‰๐ŸŠ๐Ÿข๐ŸฆŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฌ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿก๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿฆ‚

    Anybody like gambeling;) ๐ŸŽฐ๐ŸŽฐ๐ŸŽฐ๐ŸŽฐ๐ŸŽฐ๐ŸŽฐ

    I also have a theme park to have FUN ๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽข๐ŸŽช

    I also have some getaway Cars for any zombies that want to eat us ๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿš’๐Ÿš“๐Ÿš•๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™๐Ÿšš๐Ÿš›โ›Ÿ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ›ด๐Ÿ›ต

    I have some Boats๐Ÿšค๐Ÿ›ณโ›ด๐Ÿ›ฅ๐Ÿšข

    I even have PLAINSโœˆ๐Ÿ›ฉ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌ

    I also have Trains๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿšƒ๐Ÿš„๐Ÿš…๐Ÿš†๐Ÿš‡๐Ÿšˆ๐Ÿš‰๐ŸšŠ๐Ÿš๐Ÿšž๐Ÿš‹๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš๐ŸšŽ๐Ÿš

    And if you need ANYTHING just comment with the bell emoji๐Ÿ›Ž and it will go DINGGGG and i will get a notification and get whatever you need for example "๐Ÿ›Ž DINGG i need some milk" (this isnt real its just an example) sooo yeah enjoy your stay

  14. (__/)
    ( >๐Ÿฉ<)

    This bunny won't give me my donut
    Ten likes means the donut will slip back into my hands and the bunny is too slow to catch me

  15. We have:

    ๐Ÿน๐ŸŒฐ๐Ÿน๐ŸŒฐ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿฅ›๐Ÿธ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿน๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฅ›๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿถโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฆด๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฅ“๐Ÿ—๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿœ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฎ๐Ÿง๐Ÿก๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿš๐ŸฅŸ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ™๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฆด๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿฅฎ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฅฎ๐Ÿช๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ“๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅญ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฅ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ ๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅฏ๐Ÿž๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅจ๐Ÿง€๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฅž



    Youโ€™ll be safe down here and most of the things have refills somewhere around here so look around๐Ÿฅฐ

  16. At the end it is scary for me and my baby sister but she is only 4 years old and she looks funny at the end๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™€

  17. Sometimes i feel like everyone around me are illisinations… oh no.. uhm.. ok lets jus… hmm..

  18. I have that when i heard (correction me if wrong spelling) that a blackwhole was coming and im still think that

  19. Tik tak ur drawings are boooombastic!!Love it very much๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€.Keep making awesome videos.All the best wishes

  20. If you think that you're not alive because of the logic that you have no soul for you died at birth… Does that fall under this syndrome?

    And yeah, I do sometimes think that I'm not alive

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