A unique case of neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) with Cotard syndrome – A case report
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BARC Hospital and Research centre, Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai, India.
Parul Institute of Medical Science and Research, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Consultant Psychiatrist & Director, Nivaan Clinic, Surat, India
Government Medical College, Surat, Gujarat, India
Submission date: 2020-10-11
Final revision date: 2021-02-17
Acceptance date: 2021-03-17
Online publication date: 2021-09-30
Publication date: 2021-09-30
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Saumitra Shankar Nemlekar   

BARC Hospital and Research centre, Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai, India.
Arch Psych Psych 2021;23(3):60-63
Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a neuro-cutaneous autosomal dominant disorder that is often associated with various psychiatric disorders. Cotard syndrome is a rare neuropsychiatric disorder seen in a variety of neurological and psychological illnesses. The complex course of the neurofibromatosis predisposes the individual towards higher physical and psychiatric morbidity. Here we present a case of Cotard syndrome in a patient with neurofibromatosis. The patient was brought with an alleged history of self-harm and pervasive sadness of mood; a diagnosis of recurrent depressive disorder current episode severe with psychotic features was made. Patient was treated with oral psychotropic agents and responded well to the treatment.
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