nihilistic delusion

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Related to nihilistic delusion: delusion of poverty, delusion of negation, Cotard Syndrome
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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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A nihilistic delusion of the nonexistence or dissolution of a body part; in extreme form, the delusion of being dead or nonexistent.
We call them nihilistic delusions, where the person sometimes feels like he or she has no brain, or their intestines are going to disintegrate or sometimes a person believes, 'I just don't exist'," he said.