Pseudologia Fantastica (Pathological Liar)

The compulsive urge to lie about matters big and small, regardless of the situation.

 

Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: PW177
Diagnosis: Pseudolgica Fantastica-Pathological Lying
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Age Onset: Age 21
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Symptoms: constantly portraying oneself as better than real, with no clear reason to do so; lie detector teses show arousal, stress and guilt
Progression: the person lies for no personal gain; their lying breaks relationships and friendships, when most severe, constitute fraud legally
Causes: 30% had a chaotic childhood at home; 40% have a central nervous system abnormality:ADHD, epilepsy, CNS infection or head trauma
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