Factitious Disorder

Factitious disorder is a serious mental disorder in which someone deceives others by appearing sick, by purposely getting sick or by self-injury. Factitious disorder also can happen when family members or caregivers falsely present others, such as children, as being ill, injured or impaired.


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Wiki Number: W081
Diagnosis: Factitious Disorder (Munchausen Syndrome for self) and (Munchausen symptome by proxy for another)
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Symptoms: person wanting a hospital stay pretends or exaggerates an illness even by contaminating samples, absesses,
Progression: Can become periodically or chronic as people age.
Causes: not malicious, but subconsciously wanting the attention they or another sick person got while hospitalized
Medications: SSRIs for mood stabilizers or antipsychotics


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