Patient or Pretender: Inside the Strange World of Factitious Disorders - Recounts the case histories of factitious disorder patients who make themselves ill as a way of gaining emotional fulfillment and recognition. They take playing sick to pathological extremes, profoundly affecting their lives as well as the lives of those who support them. In these pages, readers will find a group of cases so bizarre that they challenge the imagination and, at times, medical knowledge

Patient or Pretender: Inside the Strange World of Factitious Disorders - Recounts the case histories of factitious disorder patients who make themselves ill as a way of gaining emotional fulfillment and recognition. They take playing sick to pathological extremes, profoundly affecting their lives as well as the lives of those who support them. In these pages, readers will find a group of cases so bizarre that they challenge the imagination and, at times, medical knowledge

How to Tell if Someone is Faking Mental Illness | Malingering / Factitio...

Faking or exaggerating mental illness is very serious and an actual disorder. Typically, an underlying personality disorder is at play and it is generally th.

“       Roleplay Guide 018: Factitious Disorders (Character Guide) Sure, there are hundreds of guides on Tumblr describing (badly) how to play characters with actual disorders, but have you ever...

“ Roleplay Guide 018: Factitious Disorders (Character Guide) Sure, there are hundreds of guides on Tumblr describing (badly) how to play characters with actual disorders, but have you ever...

Playing Sick?: Untangling the Web of Munchausen Syndrome, Munchausen by Proxy, Malingering, and Factitious Disorder

Playing Sick?: Untangling the Web of Munchausen Syndrome, Munchausen by Proxy, Malingering, and Factitious Disorder

Factitious Disorders

Factitious disorders such as Munchausen and Ganser syndrome are characterized by the imitation of symptoms of physical or psychological health issues.

Topics covered include: -somatization disorder -conversion disorder -hypochondriasis -pain disorder -body dysmorphic disorder -factitious disorder -malingeri...

Topics covered include: -somatization disorder -conversion disorder -hypochondriasis -pain disorder -body dysmorphic disorder -factitious disorder -malingeri...

10 Disturbing Details You Did not Know About Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy

Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP), also known as factitious disorder imposed on another, is a psychological disorder in which a caregiver fakes or induce

factitious disorder imposed on another...

factitious disorder imposed on another...

Factitious Disorder: Why People Fake Serious Illness

You might have faked being sick to avoid doing something unpleasant. However, for people with the factitious disorder, faking illness isn’t quite so straight.

Medical treatment for Münchausen Syndrome or Factitious Disorder

A mental disorder because the patient has an abnormal need for a sick role. Patients are aware of but will deny their deceit.

Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP), also known as factitious disorder imposed on another, is a psychological disorder in which a caregiver fakes or induce

Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP), also known as factitious disorder imposed on another, is a psychological disorder in which a caregiver fakes or induce

Factitious Disorder Symptoms

This medical education video by Michael First, MD discusses changes to factitious disorder symptoms in

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