pseudologia


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pseudologia

 [soo″do-lo´je-ah]
lying; falsehood.
pseudologia fantas´tica a tendency to tell extravagant and fantastic falsehoods centered about the storyteller, who often comes to believe in and may act on them.

pseu·do·lo·gi·a

(sū'dō-lō'jē-ă),
Pathologic lying in speech or writing.
[pseudo- + G. logos, word]

pseu·do·lo·gi·a

(sū'dō-lō'jē-ă)
Pathologic lying in speech or writing.
[pseudo- + G. logos, word]

pseudologia

(soo-dō-lō′jē-ă) [″ + logos, word, reason]
Falsification in writing or in speech, a form of pathological lying.

pseudologia fantastica

Pathological lying, usually for psychological reasons rather than for personal gain. The condition is considered to be a type of factitious disorder.
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In that case, however, we ought to imagine Castaneda suffering from a form of systematic delirium, of pseudologia fantastica perhaps.
Or is Castaneda's pseudologia fantastica unleashing a mass psychosis, an unceasing collective delirium?
If Castaneda is neither a simple impostor and a charlatan who lies to his public, but a maniac who comes to believe in his own phantasms and rebuild his life and identity around them, then he can be psychoanalyzed with a view to detecting his Oedipal complex, his regressive and infantile behavior and his pseudologia fantastica.
Differential diagnosis for pseudologia fantastica includes dementia, delusional disorder, antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, factitious disorder, malingering, hypochondriasis, substance abuse/dependence, and schizophrenia/schizophreniform disorder.
A patient with pseudologia fantastica effectively weaves a fabric of lies in a dramatic style.
Because of an unstable self image, the pseudologia fantastica patient constantly battles to regulate his or her sense of self.
Pseudologia fantastica and factitious disorder: review of the literature and a case report.
Pseudologia fantastica: a consideration of "the lie" and a case presentation.
Scott Snyder, Pseudologia Fantastica in the Borderline Patient, 143 AM.
Munchausen syndrome--a particularly severe factitious illness--is characterized by peregrination, recurrent presentations, and pseudologia fantastica (stories that seem outrageously exaggerated).