FACTITIOUS DISORDER

is considered (in the DSM-IV-TR), as any of a group of disorders in which the patient intentionally produces or feigns physical or psychological symptoms solely so that he or she may assume the sick role (compare malingering).

FACTITIOUS DISORDER: "The DSM-IV-TR explains a factitious disorder as any of a group of disorders in which the patient intentionally produces or feigns physical or psychological symptoms solely so that he or she may assume the sick role (compare malingering)."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FACTITIOUS DISORDER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/factitious-disorder/ (accessed December 6, 2019).
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