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Factitious Disorder In Children
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
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
Münchausen 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
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
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
Older term...: Münchausen syndrome is an older term for factitious disorder. ...Read more
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
Factitious disorder.: Is a form of somatoform disorders which are separate diagnoses from psychoses. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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?
Progeria: Little is known about it.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
?: What do you mean by mental disorder? ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Often yes: But it depends on the cause of the disorder. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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