nihilistic delusion

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Noun1.nihilistic delusion - the delusion that things (or everything, including the self) do not exist; a sense that everything is unreal
delusion, psychotic belief - (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
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And we meet a ' corpse', or what is medically termed as Cotard Delusion -- a very rare form of schizophrenia popularly called the Corpse .
New York, Oct 30 (ANI): Most of us have only seen zombies in a horror flick or at a Halloween bash, but for some it's a real idea and a way of life - they're victims of an uncommon neuropsychiatric disorder known as Cotard delusion, or walking corpse syndrome.
In Chapters 5 and 6 he discusses, respectively, the Capgras delusion (the belief that familiars have been replaced by impostors) and Cotard delusion (the view that one is dead or otherwise disembodied or non-existent), while in Chapter 7, based on the work of Louis Sass, he considers schizophrenia.