BrainWaves #105 Like the sixth sense…only different: The legacy of Jules Cotard
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MedLink Neurology Podcast
BrainWaves #105 Like the sixth sense…only different: The legacy of Jules Cotard
Feb 14, 2024 Season 1 Episode 105
MedLink Neurology

MedLink Neurology Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.


Originally released: April 19, 2018


What do Shel Silverstein, Bruce Willis, and French philosophy have in common? At least one thing. This week on the BrainWaves podcast we discuss the Cotard delusion and the legacy of the neurologist who described it. Produced by James E Siegler. Music by Andrew Sacco, Damiano Baldoni, Squire Tuck, Montplaisir, and Rafael Archangel. Voiceover by Erika Mejia. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision-making.



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Sahoo A, Josephs KA. A Neuropsychiatric analysis of the cotard delusion. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 2018 Winter;30(1):58-65. PMID 28641497


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