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Synonyms for factitious

marked by unnaturalness, pretension, and often a slavish love of fads

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not produced by natural forces

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Though intentionally deceptive, with factitious disorder the client is not conscious of the motivation for the deception.
Phillips, Somatoform and Factitious Disorders 116 (2001) (concerning the misdiagnosis of conversion disorder).
In 1995, the American Psychological Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV), included a definition for factitious disorder by proxy, which is now the accepted psychiatric category for Munchausen's Syndrome By Proxy (MSBP).
It suggests that factitious disorder functions to compensate for unmet interpersonal needs, and suggests that helping patients meet these needs in healthier ways--religious involvement, for example--may be a decisive factor in the recovery of select patients.
Table 1 shows a classification of factitious disorders according to the mechanism by which the disorder was induced or simulated.
A factitious disorder is characterized by physical or psychological symptoms that are intentionally produced in order to assume the sick role.
KAMUELA, HAWAII -- It is worth considering a diagnosis of factitious disorder in a pregnant woman who presents three or more times for uterine contractions in the absence of cervical changes, especially if her complaints begin early in pregnancy Dr.
It also contrasts with factitious disorder which is characterized by repeated intentional simulation of physical complaints for no apparent reason except obtaining attention and treatment.
Tognoni's accidental discovery of factitious disorder, also known as Munchausen by proxy, led him to re-evaluate his son's injury.
During the 19-day trial, Jamieson - through his defence QC Ronnie Watson - claimed Nichola was either suffering from post-natal depression or factitious disorder, where a mother tries to get attention by harming her child.
To the Editor: As most readers are aware, factitious disorder (FD) involves a person's feigning or producing physical or psychological ailments that can range from infection and fever of unknown origin to bereavement and psychosis.
The 2006 edition features new chapters on Asperger's Syndrome and Factitious Disorder.