Factitious Disorders

Factitious disorders consist of mental disorders where the person has a distorted perception of him or herself as being sick when in fact they are not. The person deliberately exaggerates his symptoms to give the impression to other people that he or she is ill or injured. The condition is accompanied by severe emotional depression and difficulties.

Factitious Disorder

Factious disorder is a psychological disorder that involves the deliberate intention of a person to feign, fake, falsify, and exaggerate their symptoms of illness in order to assume the role of being sick. Another form of factitious disorder, called factitious by proxy, is presented by a person where there is the same deliberate intention of exaggerating and feigning the symptoms of the person who is under their care. The chronic and severe form of factitious disorder is named Munchausen’s Syndrome.... Read more about Factitious Disorder


Malingering is a mental or psychological disorder that is also commonly referred to as fabricated mental illness, with legal impediments marked by the deliberate intention of an individual to exaggerate their mental or physical symptoms due to a variety of motives. This includes the desire to obtain financial compensation, which is often associated with fraud, getting lighter criminal offense, obtaining drugs, attempts to get out of school, avoiding work, and to attract sympathy and... Read more about Malingering

Munchausen By Proxy

Munchausen by proxy syndrome is a rare condition wherein a principal caretaker fabricates or exaggerates symptoms or illness. Named after Baron von Munchausen, an 18th-century German dignitary, Munchausen by proxy is one of the most harmful forms of child abuse... Read more about Munchausen By Proxy

Munchausen Syndrome

Munchausen Syndrome refers to a condition wherein a person deliberately fabricates, exaggerates, or self-induces an injury or illness for the purpose of receiving treatment afforded to medical patients. Munchausen Syndrome derived its name from Baron von Munchausen, a German soldier known for making up fantastic stories about his imaginary adventures. Richard Asher coined the term "Munchausen Syndrome" in 1951 in reference to people transferring from one hospital to another, faking various... Read more about Munchausen Syndrome

Somatization Disorder

Somatization disorder is a psychiatric condition where an individual complains about several medically unexplained physical or somatic symptoms. To be diagnosed as a somatization disorder, the complaints must be serious enough as to significantly hamper the ability of an individual to perform their daily activities like school, work, family, or social responsibilities, or forces the individual suffering from the condition to seek medical... Read more about Somatization Disorder