Síndrome de Cotard associada ao uso de ecstasy

Translated title of the contribution: Cotard's syndrome induced by ecstasy

Rodrigo Nicolato, Juliana Pacheco, Leandro Boson, Rodrigo Leite, João Vinícius Salgado, Marco Aurélio Romano-Silva, Antônio Lúcio Teixeira, Humberto Corrêa

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The term ecstasy is used to describe various substances that share similar chemical structures and effects, often referring to 3,4-methylenedioxy-N- methylamphetamine (3,4-MDMA). MDMA psychic effects are mainly hallucinatory and stimulatory. Current trends consider Cotard's delusion as a delusional belief of being dead or having paralyzed or rotten organs, independent of the diagnosis the patient has received. This case report is about a psychotic episode where the patient presented with hypochondriac delusion and olfactory hallucinations resembling Cotard's syndrome and associated with ecstasy abuse. He was given olanzapine and achieved total remission from symptoms.

Translated title of the contributionCotard's syndrome induced by ecstasy
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)64-66
Number of pages3
JournalJornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Cotard's syndrome
  • Ecstasy
  • Psychosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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