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What are factitious disorders?

What are factitious disorders?

Unconscious Faking: Factitious disorders are psychiatric conditions in which a person acts as if there is a true illness by deliberately producing, faking, or exaggerating symptoms. It is important to understand the motive of the patient which is usually get sympathy, nurturance, and attention. Munchausen syndrome, munchausen syndrome by proxy and ganser syndrome are examples of factitious disorders. ...Read more

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Factitious Disorder (Definition)

Factitious disorder is a condition wherein individuals intentionally produces psychological and/or physical signs and symptoms to assume a "sick role" (eg "primary" gain). This in contrast to both 1. Malingering wherein individuals intentionally produces symptoms to receive secondary gain & 2. Somatoform disorders wherein symptoms are unconsciously manifested. In practice, ...Read more


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How are factitious disorders detected?

How are factitious disorders detected?

Infectious dis.: By laboratory tests through blood or urine or stool samples most often. ...Read more

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What are factitious disorders based on?

Factitious DO: Diagnosis is based on finding that the symptoms are feigned or made up, for secondary gain. ...Read more

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What is an example of factitious disorder?

What is an example of factitious disorder?

M√ľnchausen by proxy: Is a factitious disorder; it is the involuntary use of another individual to play the patient role. For example, false symptoms are produced in children by the caregivers or parents, to produce the appearance of illness, or they may give misleading medical histories about their children. Such parents enjoy the attention that they receive from having a sick child. It is a psychiatric condition. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my wife has a factitious disorder?

Probably not: This diagnosis is difficult even for a professional. Factitious disorder is the intentional feigning of a disease or condition in order to assume the role of a patient. Consult with your wife's physician. He/she may be able to help you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: factitious disorder?

See below: Factitious disorder is a condition wherein individuals intentionally produces psychological and/or physical signs and symptoms to assume a "sick role" (eg "primary" gain). This in contrast to both 1. Malingering wherein individuals intentionally produces symptoms to receive secondary gain & 2. Somatoform disorders wherein symptoms are unconsciously manifested. In practice, there is often overlap. ...Read more

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Is factitious disorder considered a neurosis?

Factitious DO: Neurosis is old term that is replaced by somatization do. Factitious do is one type of it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between munchausen's and factitious disorder?

Older term...: M√ľnchausen syndrome is an older term for factitious disorder. ...Read more

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Do you know someone with factitious disorder who is just malingering?

Do you know someone with factitious disorder who is just malingering?

Malingering: Technically, malingering differs from factitious disorder because it involves conscious deception. Factitious disorder is unconscious. In malingering, the person is seeking external gains such as disability payments -- or wants to avoid unpleasant things like school, work, or military service. In factitious disorder, the person desires the role of patient -- to secure attention, love, or care. ...Read more

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Is factitious disorder usually considered a neurosis or a psychosis?

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Factitious disorder.: Is a form of somatoform disorders which are separate diagnoses from psychoses. ...Read more

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Is factitious disorder considered neurosis or a psychosis? Any answer appreciated.

Borderline: First of all, it's kind of apples and oranges. Factitious disorder isn't classified as neurotic or psychotic. It's a different categorization system. It can have elements of severe neurosis, verging toward the psychotic at times. People induce symptoms to be in the sick role. It doesn't typically include a delusional-type belief such as in hypochondriasis. Often accompanied by personality d/o ...Read more

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Do I have factitious disorder I have seizures but my test was normal yet I still have them. I never lie or make things up, why am I anxious about this?

See below: There need not be any abnormal lab results in a person with seizures. For factitious disorder, you may wish to consult this site and discuss the issue with your doctor.
http://www. Webmd. Com/mental-health/factitious-disorders ...Read more

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I am aware that Munchausen's is a type of factitious disorder. Is hypochondria one as well, even though it's the fear of being ill?

In DSM 5: People who might have been diagnosed with hypochondria in the past might fall under one of two disorders - Somatic Symptom Disorder or Illness Anxiety Disorder. These diagnoses are not considered factitious disorders. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of rickets disease in children?

What are the symptoms of rickets disease in children?

Multiple symptoms: May include the following: leg, spine and/or hip pain, poor growth, bowed legs, protruding breast bone, muscle pain, delayed walking or refusal to walk, thickened wrists/ankles, bumps along the ribs. ...Read more

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Is Lyme disease more serious in children?

Is Lyme disease more serious in children?

Not necessarily: Lyme is a complex illness. Some who have it become quite ill, while others have mild symptoms. This depends on the strain of lyme bacteria, genetics of the patient, presence of co-infections like babesia & bartonella & factors that affect immune function like nutrition, parasites, heavy metals, mold exposure & stress.Thus, like adults, some children become quite ill but others have minimal symptoms. ...Read more

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How common is celiac disease in children?

How common is celiac disease in children?

Maybe 1% (1 in 100): Celiac disease affects about 1 in 100 people, to about 1 in 150 people. The exact numbers are not certain, but it affects a little less than 1% of the population. ...Read more

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How common are eating disorders in children?

How common are eating disorders in children?

Eating disorders: Quite common but under-reported. More so in kids with history of family discord or abuse history. ...Read more

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Frequency of huntington's disease in their children?

Frequency of huntington's disease in their children?

Autosomal dominant: transmission means that each child of a parent with documented Huntington's Disease has a 50% chance of inheriting the mutant gene on Chromosome 4p16. Guidelines for predictive testing are on http://www. Hdfoundation. Org/html/hdsatest. Php. ...Read more

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What are some immune disorders children are born with?

What are some immune disorders children are born with?

Immune disorders: Children may be born with immune disorders that affects white blood cell line or immunoglobulins. Based on the kind of deficit the child is not able to fight bacterial / viral/ parasitic infections. Some children have severe combined immunodefiency that affects all cell types. HIV is acquired immunodeficiency. ...Read more

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Can my children get celliac disease if a parent has it?

Can my children get celliac disease if a parent has it?

Increased Risk: Incidence of celiac sprue in this country is around 1/130. The niddk has a website for more info, first degree relatives of celiac patients are at much higher risk for developing it. Http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/. ...Read more

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What sort of disorders can be spread among children in school?

What sort of disorders can be spread among children in school?

Infestor vs infector: School kids oft have a relaxed pattern of personal hygene & well developed pattern of sharing. Things that infest (lice/pinworms/scabies mite) are all possibilities for school transmition. Things that infect (bacteria/virus/fungus/etc) are also spread in this close and relaxed environment. As they age & acquire better self monitoring & hygene, the infestors are less prominent. ...Read more

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What age is oppositional defiant disorder diagnosed in children?

What age is oppositional defiant disorder diagnosed in children?

Almost any age: Odd is typically more common among teenagers but can be diagnosed in school aged children. There is no age criteria for the diagnosis but diagnosing a toddler with odd would likely be inappropriate. Once a child understands what adults are looking for and intentionally engages in behavior that defies authority figures (this goes beyond parental defiance) then the child might be odd. ...Read more

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What are some more subtle symptoms of celiac disease in children?

What are some more subtle symptoms of celiac disease in children?

Belly aches: There are many. .. Abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, bloated feeling. The more subtle sign might be growth delay - not growing as quickly as other kids. Also, certain kinds of rashes are subtle signs of celiac (look-up dermatitis herpetiformis). The trigger is wheat containing foods and other products. ...Read more

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What are the chances of passing my celiac disease to my children?

What are the chances of passing my celiac disease to my children?

5-10%: There are genetic influences in celiac disease but these increase susceptibility rather than predict outcome. Even identical twins do not always share the disorder. ...Read more

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How many children will be affected if one parent has the disorder?

How many children will be affected if one parent has the disorder?

WHAT DISORDER?: To get the most out of this information site you need to be follow some basic rules. Within your submission, provide pertinent background information. In this case it would be the name of the disorder. Then ask a clear question, as you have. Since you provided no background, we don't know if your issue is food poisoning, cystic fibrosis, etc. We cannot see your uploads or or prior questions ...Read more

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Can carriers of 2 different blood disorders have healthy children?

Can carriers of 2 different blood disorders have healthy children?

Yes: A common example is the sickle cell trait which is common and does not have any impact on having children. ...Read more

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How come children have a higher survival rate for hodgkin's disease?

How come children have a higher survival rate for hodgkin's disease?

Age is a factor: There are 3 age patterns of hd, childhood, young adult and older patients. The disease is quite similar across groups. Several studies have looked at prognostic factor. Age is the most significant in predicting outcome. ...Read more

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How do you include children with Lyme disease in everyday activities?

How do you include children with Lyme disease in everyday activities?

No need to exclude: Children with LD are at no risk of spreading their ailment to others.
They can be included with other children in activities that are only limited to their level of tolerance. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a childrens disease called croup caused by?

Could you explain what is a childrens disease called croup caused by?

Viral illness: Croup is usually viral illness affecting upper airway that is self limited. Most cases of viral croup are mild and can be treated at home. Usually with barking type of cough. Should consult physician to evaluate child for degree of respiratory difficulty and confirm diagnosis. Sometimes necessary to add steroids to albuterol and humidifier therapy if difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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How might you include children with Lyme disease in everyday activities?

How might you include children with Lyme disease in everyday activities?

May need help: The extent of how much a child with lyme disease can be included in daily activities will depend on the extent of his disease consequences. Children with only minimal symptoms, can probably be back to pre-disease activity states. Those with more severe impairment may need help from physical and occupational therapists. A lot of resources may be found from online support groups as well. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between autism and an autistic disorder in children?

Is there any difference between autism and an autistic disorder in children?

Same: Autism & autistic disorder are the same. As of may 2013, the new diagnostic manual is changing things, getting rid of asperger's disorder and pervasive developmental disorder & creating an umbrella term of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to include individuals with lifelong problems in social interactions & unusual interests or bizarre behaviors. Exact changes are not yet public but will be soon. ...Read more

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Is there a disease that prevents a male from having children? If so, what is it called?

Is there a disease that prevents a male from having children? If so, what is it called?

Many: There are many disease which can lead to infertility in males. The list is too long to place here. If you are concerned, I would recommend speaking with your physician for further details and/or evaluation if needed. ...Read more

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How do I cope with the uncertainty about huntington's disease with myself and my children?

How do I cope with the uncertainty about huntington's disease with myself and my children?

Huntington's Disease: The most question is if there is a family history for this disease and if there then the potentially affected members of the family should be tested for the gene. ...Read more

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How could mothers pass mitochondrial disorders onto their children without having it themselves?

How could mothers pass mitochondrial disorders onto their children without having it themselves?

Mutations: While the mitochondrial DNA is derived from the mother, it can mutate like other DNA and those mutations may cause problems to the new host. The mitochondria also derive much of their material from proteins encoded by the DNA of the main nucleus, derived from maternal and paternal input. So new mutations of the mitochondrial, or main DNA can all cause new onset disorders. ...Read more

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Please describe the name of the disease where mothers harm their children on purpose for attention?

Please describe the name of the disease where mothers harm their children on purpose for attention?

Munchausen by proxy: This is called munchausen syndrome by proxy. Though the perpetrator is often the mother, sometimes it can also be the father or another caregiver. It is a psychiatric illness and a form of child abuse. ...Read more