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
|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|