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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Current persecutory, referential and nihilistic delusions tended to coincide with increased hopelessness as shown by the BHS scores.
In the literature, 89% of the cases had depressive symptoms, 69% had nihilistic delusions about their existence, 65% had anxiety symptoms, and 63% had feelings of guilt (5).