Generalized dissociative amnesia is difficult to differentiate from factitious disorder
should be kept in mind in the treatment of patients exhibiting symptoms of pulmonary hemoptysis with normal physical and laboratory data.
The presence of a factitious disorder
must be distinguished from patient noncompliance.
Concurrent factitious disorder
and factitious disorder
2) The syndrome often is associated with cognitive dysfunction, learning disabilities, factitious disorder
, and childhood traumatic experiences.
Researchers have tried to distinguish between factitious disorder
and other types of self-harm.
If allegations are unsubstantiated, interview the patient, watch for signs of delusional or factitious disorder
or malingering, and treat accordingly.
presents 3 diagnostic and treatment challenges for a hospital's medical staff:
Neurologists and other researchers from Europe and the US discuss Ganser syndrome; Cotard syndrome; Capgras syndrome and other delusional misidentification syndromes; De Clerambault syndrome, Othello syndrome, Folie C deux, and variants; Couvade syndrome; possessions; conversion, factitious disorder
, and malingering; Munchausen syndrome; camptocormia; glossolalia and aphasia; violent behavior; culture-specific hyperstartle-plus syndromes; the dancing manias or mass psychogenic illness; and the Alice-in-Wonderland syndrome.
3,4) The presence of external incentives differentiates malingering from true psychiatric disorders, including factitious disorder
, somatoform disorder, and dissociative disorder, and specific medical conditions.
A factitious disorder
(FD) is a diagnostic entity in which patients intentionally act physically or mentally ill without obvious benefits and without being consciously aware of a clear underlying motive.
The most serious and chronic type of factitious disorder
is Munchausen syndrome.
INTRODUCTION: Munchausen's syndrome is classified as a factitious disorder
in the latest version of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
Dermatitis artefacta is a form of factitious disorder
, an intentional self-inflicted dermatitis difficult to diagnose.
(FD) is defined as a condition in which a person voluntarily produces symptoms or illness and acts as if they are ill without an external gain (1).