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Doctor insights on: Definition Of Pathological Liar Symptoms

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Is there such a thing as a pathological liar?

Is there such a thing as a pathological liar?

Pathological liar: Also called pseudologia fantastica, is habitual or compulsive lying act which occurs over years, occuring in 1:1, 000 & onset around age 16. It is not delusional, since the stories told have some element of truth in them, and when confronted, the liar admits they are false. The motive for lying is internal, and the lies tend to present the person favorably such as bravery. Tx is psychotherapy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a liar and a pathological liar?

What is the difference between a liar and a pathological liar?

A plain old liar: Can lie for many reasons - especially to stay out of trouble, to make them self look good, for some type of gain. A pathological liar on the other hand - can lie about things that don't matter. There doesn't need to be any "gain" from lying. They can lie so much that they forget what lies they told. They can lose track of when they are lying ; when they are telling the truth. ...Read more

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Is it possible there is any medication i can take for being a pathological liar?

Is it possible there is any medication i can take for being a pathological liar?

Congratulation on: wanting to help yourself overcome pathological lying. Medication may play a role but a mental health ;professional would be appropriate. He/she can help you determine the root of your condition and provide strategies to help you change. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if someone constantly accuses someone of being a pathological liar, what are they suffering from?

Can you tell me what you suggest if someone constantly accuses someone of being a pathological liar, what are they suffering from?

If the accuser is a: pathological liar then it's called Projection. If the accused is a pathological liar then it's the truth. Check out the topic w/a trusted friend or relative to see if the accuser is accurate and see a mental health professional to change it. If not accurate think about the relationship you have w/that person which may need an adjustment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can i know if I'm a pathological liar or compulsive liar?

How can i know if I'm a pathological liar or compulsive liar?

You are the best : judge of whether you are a compulsive liar. Are you lying on a regular basis. Do people close to you catch you in lies on a frequent basis? If you answered yes, you probably have a problem and should consult with a psychologist for therapy. It is a hard problem to overcome since it usually begins in childhood, but it important to get help if you want to have healthy relationships. ...Read more

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I sometimes fabricate things or lie to make me seem more interesting to myself. I am aware it's not true. Am I a pathological liar? Is it my OCD?

I sometimes fabricate things or lie to make me seem more interesting to myself. I am aware it's not true. Am I a pathological liar? Is it my OCD?

Lying: is a bad habit, PERHAPS pathological or perhaps not. Break the cycle by stopping yourself mid-sentence when you become aware of what you are doing. If the lie is out, tell the person you exaggerated. See a mental health professional to see the extent of this and if treatment is needed. Congrats on being aware of this. As you get free of this behavior life can get better. Peace and health. ...Read more

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Why do pathological liars begin to lie?

Why do pathological liars begin to lie?

Antisocial behavior: Pathological liars lie b/c they have never developed remorse for their behaviors and have perceived that they have obtained advantages in life due to lying. Lying may have been a way to cope or adapt to an early pathological family situation or other life situation. In the end, it can be harmful to the person and others. He or she must gain insight into the consequences of his or her actions. ...Read more

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Pathological liars? What to do with one? How to react?

Stay away: If you don't have to deal with one, then avoid. If this person is important to you, treat him/her as being mentally ill and understand that you can't heal him. Try to get professional help for both of you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please point me to where do pathological liars find their motivation to quit doing that or at least cut back a little?

Please point me to where do pathological liars find their motivation to quit doing that or at least cut back a little?

Accountability: Sometimes when someone has to face the negative consequences of their lies it might give them pause to consider if it's a good idea to keep lying. ...Read more

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What can you do with a father that is either a pathological or compulsive liar?

What can you do with a father that is either a pathological or compulsive liar?

Urge him to get help: From a psychologist. If he says he will, don't believe him. If he says he did, don't believe him. Unless he will let you talk to the doctor and give the doctor permission to talk to you, don't believe him. ...Read more

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Are pathological liars dangerous? My ex husband lies about everything. Nothing is his fault but mine and others. He has been abusive to the children and was order supervised visitation, he makes up lies and are proven to be lies and then can't remember fr

Are pathological liars dangerous? My ex husband lies about everything. Nothing is his fault but mine and others. He has been abusive to the children and was order supervised visitation, he makes up lies and are proven to be lies and then can't remember fr

Hello. : Hello. There is not a specific personality disorder associated with pathological lying. Whether a pathological liar is dangerous depends to large extent the content and context of lies. Chronic lying, certainly complicated the life of the person who spins the tales as well of those in his company. ...Read more

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Is there any risk of pathological appendix ?

Is there any risk of pathological appendix ?

No: There are no known causes or risks to developing extremely rare conditions such as cancer or carcinoid or mucocele of the appendix. ...Read more

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I have left gynaecomastia since three years and i m worried. What can it be?Physiological or pathological?

I have left gynaecomastia since three years and i m worried. What can it be?Physiological or pathological?

Either: Most likely this is physiologic. As hormonal changes occur in the body there can be an imbalance which can cause things like gynecomastia to develop. Usually this is bilateral. To be 100% safe you should see your doctor and have him check various hormone levels. ...Read more

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What's the pathological physiology of hemochromatosis?

What's the pathological physiology of hemochromatosis?

Iron: 400 characters aren't enough; there are websites, books and journal articles. These folks absorb iron too easily through the gut, and it ends up in the liver, heart, and endocrine pancreas where the atoms generate free radicals that do damage. ...Read more

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How long after tonsilectomy will i get pathological report back?

How long after tonsilectomy will i get pathological report back?

About a week: It depends on the hospital where the procedure was done, but most institutions will have a report back in a week or so. ...Read more

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How do you know when the kyphosis is pathological? 40 degrees? 50 degrees? Or above 70 degrees? Considering that 30 degree is normal.

How do you know when the kyphosis is pathological? 40 degrees? 50 degrees? Or above 70 degrees? Considering that 30 degree is normal.

Normal is more than: 30 degrees in terms of kyphosis in thoracic spine but many can tolerate greater than 50 degrees with 70 being a number to consider surgery if symptoms and clinical picture warrant but one has to consider other factors like the alignment of the hips and pelvis as well as the lumbar or lower back sway or lordosis as well as any scoliosis and overall flexibility of the spine. See a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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What do you call a disease which you were born with that is not pathological b/c you unconsciously compensated for it with your lifestyle?

What do you call a disease which you were born with that is not pathological b/c you unconsciously compensated for it with your lifestyle?

Congenital: Congenital- refers to a disease that a person is born with. This can be due to genetics such as sickle cell anemia, malformation during pregnancy such a hole in one's heart or exposure such as fetal alchol syndrome. Some congenital diseases are obvious at birth others become more apparent later in life such as severe high cholesterol/lipids causing early heart attack and stroke. ...Read more