The Cotard Delusion Is A Disorder

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The Cotard Delusion is a disorder in which a person believes that they are already dead, does not exist, or is missing their internal organs (NCBI, 2008). Unless one has this mental illness, death is not thought of often. While going through everyday life, one does not stop to consider what their eulogy or funeral will consist of, or what their loved ones will say in their obituaries. After researching and reading several obituaries, I have an idea of what mine will say. Most obituaries include: the date of birth and death, where the individual died, a summary of their life, the time and date of the memorial, who preceded them in death and who they left behind, and lieu of flowers. There is usually a “rest in peace” or a quote the…show more content…
It makes it easier for extended family and friends who see the obituary to give condolences. When a loved one dies, it is hard to know what to grieve. This raises a question: how does one grieve? If the friend commits suicide, does one grieve with the ferocity one would if it was a murder? Similarly, how does one give condolences? Does one apologize with the sincerity one would if it were an accident compared to a murder? By showing the cause of death, it makes it easier to comfort the bereaving. My favorite obituaries from this assignment are: Donald Moore, Thea Dean, Franke Thomas, Alan MacRae, John Speer, Carloyn Sherwood, Howard Kinzey, Mary Swaim, MaryJane Cook, Florence Paul, Doris Good, Echo Cooper, Deven Schulz, and Baily Helsley. These are my favorites because they show what kind of person they were. They are a decent length, which shows that in the many years they lived, they were loved and loved others. My least favorite obituaries from this assignment are: William Bright, Murray Rosselle, Daniel Cole, Nicholas Davitt, Frank Whitesell, Michael George, Loran Simantel, Milton Botts, Elizabeth Neuberger, Clifford Fandrey, Lula Abadom, and Hannah Locke. It was hard enough picking my least favorites, but I would have to say that they aren’t my favorites because they are short. These people were 70 and older, and all they had was a paragraph. While it is possible the bereaving didn’t know what to say, it most likely means that deceased didn’t have anyone. It’s

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