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Factitious Disorder Suggestions

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

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Suggestions for Factitious Disorder

Because people with factitious disorder are at risk of the implication of health problems associated with their hurting themselves to cause symptoms, immediate treatment must be undertaken before the condition progresses into a more severe form of factitious disorder. Several complications may arise along with the disorder, such as infliction of health problems due to undergoing multiple tests and procedures. They are also high risk to substance abuse and suicide. The worse complication that arises from factitious disorder by proxy is the potential death of the victim due to abuse. Clinicians must also be aware of the common symptoms that will indicate factitious disorder since the clinical symptoms presented to them by their patients are likely falsified, exaggerated, and self afflicted. If a child is suspected to be a victim by someone who has factitious disorder by proxy who concocts their symptoms, they must instantly be protected and be admitted in a hospital for evaluation and treatment.

Because the condition is often rooted in the history of childhood experience, parents should provide the appropriate attention to their children in order to meet the satisfaction of their needs to be loved, accepted and developed sense of belongingness.

Could You Have Factitious Disorder?

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