Paramnestic reduplication of Charles Bonnet and Theophile Bonet

Förstl, H. and Dickson, S. (2021) Paramnestic reduplication of Charles Bonnet and Theophile Bonet. British Journal of Psychiatry, 160(3), pp. 416-418. (doi: 10.1192/bjp.160.3.416)

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An elderly woman developed the delusion that she was dead (‘Cotard's delusion’) and that she was in another place (‘reduplicative paramnesia’). Charles Bonnet reported this unique combination of symptoms a century before Cotard's influential description of the nihilistic delusions and of Pick's description of ‘reduplicative paramnesia’.

Item Type:Articles (Letter)
Additional Information:eLetter relating to original article: Charles Bonnet's description of Cotard's delusion and reduplicative paramnesia in an elderly patient (1788), British Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 160, Issue 3, March 1992 , pp. 416 - 418 DOI:
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dickson, Professor Sheila
Authors: Förstl, H., and Dickson, S.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > German
Journal Name:British Journal of Psychiatry
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN (Online):1472-1465
Published Online:20 January 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © Cambridge University Press
First Published:First published in British Journal of Psychiatry 160(3): 416-418
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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