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Factitious Disorder Statistics

(Also Known As: Factishus Disorder Statistics, Munchausen Syndrome Statistics, Somatoform Disorder Statistics, Factitious Statistics, Malingering Statistics)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Statistics on Factitious Disorder

  • Of the materials submitted by patients as kidney stones, 2.6% was found to be probably fraudulent for being non-physiologic.
  • Of the patients evaluated of fever with unknown origin about 9.3% have factitious disorder.
  • About 1.5% of infants brought for evaluation to a clinic in Australia due to serious illness have factitious disorder by proxy.
  • About 0.8% of patients referred to consultation liaison service in a Toronto hospital have factitious disorder.
  • Women outnumber men with 3:1 ratio with factitious disorder.

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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