Victims of an uncommon neuropsychiatric disorder known as Cotard delusion, or walking corpse syndrome think they are zombies. People who suffer from this disorder believe they have died, that their flesh is rotting, or even that they have lost a vital organ, reports Msnbc.com. The unusual illness has been linked to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Victims think their bodies don't even have blood and some test their mortality by trying to take their own lives, reports the New York Daily News. Current treatments involve drugs and/or electroconvulsive therapy. The latter involves placing electrodes on top of a patient's head and administering electricity - purposely causing seizures. Unlike most other disorders, patients with walking corpse syndrome don't actually have anything at all wrong with them. They just don't know they're okay. The illness is described in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), and was first described by French neurologist Jules Cotard back in 1882.Source: ANI << Good Report Cards can Help Nursing Homes Reap Financial Gai... Anorexia Nervosa And Unplanned Pregnancy May Go Together >> Recommended Reading Depression Depression is one of the most common mental disorders affecting approximately 340 million people in the world. No one is immune from depression - it occurs in people of all social classes, all countries and all cultural settings. READ MORE Adolescent Depression Adolescent depression is an ailment that occurs during the teenage characterized by persistent melancholy, disappointment and loss of self-esteem. READ MORE Holistic Management for Depression Depression is a common disorder and many worldwide suffer from depression. Early recognition of symptoms and signs of depression can help in taking a holistic approach to the management of depression. READ MORE Andropause / Male Menopause Andropause or male menopause causing low libido in a man is due to decreasing level of male hormones, like testosterone. Symptoms of andropause are depression, irritability. READ MORE Body Types and Befitting Workouts Workout and diet which is well suited for a pear shaped body. READ MORE Walking As An Exercise People walk for many reasons ranging from pleasure to mental relaxation, finding solitude or for exercise. READ MORE Walking Corpse Syndrome Walking Corpse Syndrome or Cotard's Syndrome is an uncommon neuropsychiatric disorder in which patients experience delusions that they are dead, do not exist, are putrefying or have lost their vital organs. READ MORE Walking for Fitness and Weight Loss A few extra steps a day are enough to keep you fit. READ MORE Who Else Wants to Know How Walking Helps Heart and Brain? Walking early morning would improve your health as it helps heart and brain to function properly. Find more about its benefits for your body. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Blood Donation - Recipients Daily Calorie Requirements Drug Interaction Checker More News on: Body Types and Befitting WorkoutsWalking for Fitness and Weight LossWalking As An ExerciseWalking Corpse SyndromeWho Else Wants to Know How Walking Helps Heart and Brain?