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factitious

 [fak-tish´us]
artificial; not natural.
factitious disorder a mental disorder characterized by repeated, knowing simulation of physical or psychological symptoms for no apparent purpose other than obtaining treatment. Unlike malingering there is no recognizable motive for feigning illness. It is subtyped on the basis of whether the predominant signs and symptoms are physical (munchausen syndrome), psychological, or both. See also ganser syndrome.
factitious disorder by proxy a form of factitious disorder in which one person (usually a mother) intentionally fabricates or induces signs and symptoms of one or more physical (munchausen syndrome by proxy) or psychological disorders in another person under their care (usually a child) and subjects that person to needless and sometimes dangerous or disfiguring diagnostic procedures or treatment, without any external incentives for the behavior existing.

fac·ti·tious

(fak-tish'ŭs), Do not confuse this word with factitial.
Artificial; self-induced; not naturally occurring.
[L. factitius, made by art, fr. facio, to make]

factitious

/fac·ti·tious/ (fak-tish´-us) artificially induced; not natural.

factitious

adjective Pertaining or referring to consciously determined symptoms, driven by an unconscious but compelling need to assume a “sick role”, usually in absence of an external incentive.

factitious

adjective Referring to symptoms driven by an unconscious, compelling need to assume a 'sick role', usually in absence of an external incentive. See Munchausen disease.

fac·ti·tious

(fak-tish'ŭs)
Artificial; self-induced; not naturally occurring.
[L. factitius, made by art, fr. facio, to make]

fac·ti·tious

(fak-tish'ŭs)
Artificial; self-induced; not naturally occurring.
[L. factitius, made by art, fr. facio, to make]

factitious (faktish´us),

adj false or self-manufactured.

factitious

artificial; not natural.
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In doing so, Descartes would also exclude cold as a factitious idea (which is not an intrinsically positive reality) from existing in an intellect objectively.
Many cases of factitious disorders are not recognized by doctors.
Factitious disorder and malingering in adolescent girls: case series and a literature review.
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CRITERIA: According to the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM V) the research criteria for factitious disorder include:
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All that is said in Saudi Arabia about respecting law and religion rules are factitious so that they can lie and pretend that the regime obeys Islamic rules.
They introduce the model and supporting theories and perspectives, as well as the DSM, then discuss specific diagnostic categories corresponding to it (cognitive, substance-related, schizophrenia and psychotic, mood, anxiety, dissociative, eating, personality, and somatoform, factitious, and malingering disorders) and their patterns, cases, and assessment summaries.
Psychogenic movement disorders (PMDs) can be described as disorders due to somatoform, factitious disorders, and malingering (all of which may be impossible to differentiate) after excluding organic diseases.
Incidentally, when was Munchausen By Proxy Syndrome re-labeled Factitious Illness Disorder?
Morris tries hard to present Roosevelt's grass-roots progressive sympathies as factitious.
During the 19-day trial, Jamieson - through his defence QC Ronnie Watson - claimed Nichola was either suffering from post-natal depression or factitious disorder, where a mother tries to get attention by harming her child.