Feigned psychosis - a case of factitious disorder

Peter Buckley, Aisling Campbell

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Abstract

A number of psychiatric syndromes are characterised by the conscious or unconscious production of factitious symptoms. These include Munchausen Syndrome,1,2,3 the Ganser Syndrome4 and malingering. Here we describe a patient who rapidly changed her symptomatology according to material from her environment. Her presentation does not meet criteria for any of the above syndromes, but is best described as a factitious disorder (DSM-III-R).5 This case provides a framework for discussion of the validity of this concept.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-49
Number of pages2
JournalIrish Journal of Psychological Medicine
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1991

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Keywords

  • Feigned psychosis
  • factitious disorder

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  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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Feigned psychosis - a case of factitious disorder. / Buckley, Peter; Campbell, Aisling.

In: Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, Vol. 8, No. 1, 03.1991, p. 48-49.

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Buckley, Peter ; Campbell, Aisling. / Feigned psychosis - a case of factitious disorder. In: Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine. 1991 ; Vol. 8, No. 1. pp. 48-49.
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