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Philip Seymour Hoffman and Samantha Morton are a tad befuddled in the reality-bending "Synecdoche, New York." There are a million tiny pleasures in "Synecdoche, New York," one of the year's oddest, most ...

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sheepy

Plymouth, MN

#1 Nov 7, 2008
I've read this is the inspiration for the name Caden Cotard:

The Cotard delusion or Cotard's syndrome, also known as nihilistic or negation delusion, is a rare neuropsychiatric disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that he or she is dead, does not exist, is putrefying or has lost his/her blood or internal organs. Rarely, it can include delusions of immortality.

It is named after Jules Cotard (1840–1889), a French neurologist who first described the condition, which he called le délire de négation ("negation delirium"), in a lecture in Paris in 1880. He described the syndrome as having various degrees of severity, ranging from mild to severe. In a mild state, feelings of despair and self-loathing occur, however it is in the severe state that a person with Cotards actually starts to deny the very existence of the self.

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