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What are factitious disorders?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Woods
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