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Walking Corpse Syndrome

M Thenmozhi

Keywords : Treatment regimens, Walking corpse syndrome

Citation Information : Thenmozhi M. Walking Corpse Syndrome. 2023; 16 (1):10-11.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13155

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 19-05-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Patients with this uncommon mental illness believe they are decaying, dead, or nonexistent. Almost 90% of them affected among female gender. Malfunction of the amygdala, an almond-shaped cluster of neurons responsible for six different emotional processing steps, as well as the fusiform gyrus, which detects faces. Antidepressants, antipsychotics, and electroconvulsive therapy are common therapeutic regimens.

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