December 01, 2010
Deception Syndromes: Factitious Disorders and Malingering
Expires January 01, 2017

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Sample questions:
Factitious disorder, the conscious, surreptitious fraudulent production of symptoms or signs for the purpose of assuming the sick role and to obtain medical care, is commonly classified as either common factitious disorder or Munchausen syndrome. These subtypes can be quite different in terms of clinical appearance and contributory risk factors. Characteristic features of common factitious disorder include all of the following except
Munchausen syndrome patients may present in classic ways to the health care system, and their behavior while in patient status may help the physician to make the diagnosis. Characteristic features of Munchausen syndrome include all of the following except
Ganser's syndrome, a rarely encountered condition that has similarities to and some overlap with factitious disorder, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of cases of apparent factitious disorder. Which of the following characteristics is quite specific to this syndrome?