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

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not produced by natural forces

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S., who had been labeled by child protective services as "factitious disorder by proxy, not otherwise specified." She had no idea what it meant, but needed me to establish whether this was a legitimate assessment.
Prior to running a specimen for a potassium level, there are causes that can create a factitious or pseudohyperkalemia reading, it is important to recognize these factors.
MSP is classified as factitious disorder by proxy in Appendix B of the DSM-IV-TR (American Psychiatric Association, 2000).
Even though some zealot in Teheran has just said that the fatwa remains in force, he now leads a comparatively normal life, and "The Satanic Verses," his novel that caused such real or factitious indignation, is still on sale.
The third edition of this field reference for psychologists and psychiatrists on deceptive behaviors has been expanded to include new chapters on feigned medical presentations, factitious disorders and forensic examinations.
Note: The tartan kilt is a factitious tradition as well.
FACTITIOUS DISORDERS ARE CHARACTERIZED BY PHYSICAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS THAT ARE INTENTIONALLY PRODUCED OR FEIGNED IN ORDER FOR SOME TO "ASSUME THE SICK ROLE." Munchausen's Syndrome is the most severe form of factitious disorder.
The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children suggested that the Munchausen by Proxy syndrome be conceptualized as two separate diagnostic entities: 1) a caregiver perpetrator component based upon a caregiver who abuses a child through illness falsification due to the psychiatric condition of factitious disorder by proxy; and 2) a child victim component, PCF, based upon the child who is the victim of maltreatment (Ayoub & Alexander, 1998).
The final section, "Rune," along with the accompanying "Lost-Found Landmarks of Black Vancouver," takes the reader on a historical/imaginative journey through the runes/ruins of Hogan's Alley, home to a large Black community until the demolition of its central core in 1970, through a combination of "factitious" lyrics, memoirs, articles, and photographs.
The judge said she was said to be suffering from factitious illness, formerly known as Munchausen's by proxy, and the answer might lie in her earlier life.
She was said to be suffering from factitious illness by proxy, a disorder previously referred to as Munchausen's syndrome by proxy.
But isn't it as offensive to trawl literature for the sole purposes of reductive and factitious biographical posturing?
The temerity of slumming it, as she was accused of doing in Ethan Frome, in the pinched rural hinterlands of her own more glamorous Massachusetts enclave, attempting a subject she knew only remotely, and producing a 'dead book', garnered the familiar assessments 'cruel', 'factitious', and 'relentless'.
But in view of fresh attacks on the novel as melodramatic, factitious, or sadistic from a new generation of readers she has met in the university classroom, Q.D.