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A 31-year-old male asked:

Hi doc, i have a problem,i keep lying to my wife and my family, most of the time i lie without a valid reason and sometimes i lie with everything, i need help, my lies are destroying my life?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Compulsive lying: Compulsive Lying is a mental health issue. A person may lie to gain attention or admiration. Other lies may be designed to garner pity or help from others. Even self-harming lies may provide some form of internal gratification. Treatment requires psychological counseling and treatment. Talk to a mental health professional who can suggest a course of treatment.

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Last updated Feb 13, 2021

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