Factitious Disorder Resources, Support and References

Factitious Disorder Support Groups

Although factitious disorder can be hard to treat, psychotherapy and group counseling offers good reinforcements in controlling the distorted patterns of thinking among individuals with factitious disorder. Support groups can also provide positive reinforcements among the affected individuals. There are numerous online support group that offer comfort among those affected by factitious disorder.

Victims of Factitious Liars

This is an online support group with services available to members only that deals with factitious disorder.

Surviving after Betrayal

This is an online community for adults who were victims of factitious/Munchausen syndrome.

Munchausen vs. Factitious Disorder

This is an online forum for individuals who want to ask questions about factitious disorder. Other members are helpful enough to provide answers and helpful information about the condition.

Online Support for Non-Bipolar Individuals

This is an online support intended for the partners, family, and friends of victims of bipolar personality disorder and other forms of personality disorders. The online site provides a comprehensive list of other support groups for bipolar disorder as well as extensive educational resources about the condition.

Psychopaths and Narcissist Survivors Support Group

This is an online community for abuse survivors.

Factitious Disorder References

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[BACK] - 5: Factitious Disorder. Encyclopedia of Mental Disorder.
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[BACK] - 9: An Overview of Factitious Disorder. Cleveland Clinic.

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Factitious Disorder Topics

Related Conditions

Adjustment Disorder – psychological response to identified stressors, anxiousness, depression, stress disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder – distorted behavior, self image and personality, mood disorder, dissociation
Dissociative Identity Disorder – multiple distinct personalities/identities, alter egos, memory loss, depression, de-realization, amnesia, phobias, anxiety
Dysthymic Disorder – chronic mood disorder, anxiety, depression, drug addiction, alcoholism
Malingering – fabricated symptoms for possible external gains, exaggerated symptoms, feigning symptoms of an illness
Munchausen Syndrome – feigning of symptoms and illnesses, malingering to draw sympathy from others
Narcissistic Personality Disorder – self centered, attention seeking, ego, self loved, conceit