Factitious disorder is a mental disorder in which someone deceives others by appearing sick, by purposely getting sick, or by self-injury. The factitious disorder can also happen when a person falsely presents another individual, such as a family member, as being ill, injured, or impaired.
Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self
A diagnosis of factitious disorder “imposed on self” is based on:
Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another
A diagnosis of factitious disorder “imposed on another” is based on:
Mental Health Library Sources:
Information included in all topics of the Mental Health Library comes from the Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-5 and Kaplan & Sadock’s Concise Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry. Complete diagnostic and treatment information may be found within these publications.
Information within the Mental Health Library is not intended to be used for self-diagnosis purposes. Rather, it is provided as a public educational service to make people aware of mental health conditions. Please consult a qualified mental health professional for a diagnosis of any suspected mental health illness.
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