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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As a result, the Cotard delusion disappeared in the following day.
Also known as 'Cotard delusion', the condition is brought on by mental illness or physical injuries.
And we meet a ' corpse', or what is medically termed as Cotard Delusion -- a very rare form of schizophrenia popularly called the Corpse .