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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* Nihilistic delusion: deep emotional and bodily dampening.
A nihilistic delusion of the nonexistence or dissolution of a body part; in extreme form, the delusion of being dead or nonexistent.
Shortly after admission, motor retardation and nihilistic delusions were observed.