Health | Science

The Real-Life Walking Dead

NPR | Oct. 25, 2013 9:46 a.m.

Cotard’s syndrome, also known as Walking Corpse Syndrome, is a rare disorder that causes sufferers to believe they are dead. The exact cause is unknown. Doctors Thomas Linden and Andres Hellden describe effects of the syndrome that they observed in patients who took a common antiviral medication.

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