Ganser syndrome

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Ganser syndrome

 [gan´ser]
the giving of inappropriate, ridiculous, or approximate answers to questions, sometimes associated with amnesia, disorientation, perceptual disturbances, and conversion symptoms; it is most commonly seen in malingering prisoners feigning psychosis.
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Gan·ser syn·drome

(gahn'sĕr),
a psychoticlike condition, without the symptoms and signs of a traditional psychosis, occurring typically in prisoners who feign insanity; for example, such a person, when asked to multiply 6 times 4, will give 23 as the answer, or will call a key a lock. See: malingering, factitious disorder.
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The repeated simulation of severe organic disease, leading to numerous medical and/or surgical consultations, hospitalisations and unnecessary operations. This pseudodisease affects individuals who create bizarre lesions or fabricate symptoms to enjoy the perceived benefits of hospitalisation, as well as the attention and sympathy of others
Statistics Male:female ratio, 1:2; 74% develop the condition by age 24; the average patient is diagnosed by age 32.
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Gan·ser syn·drome

(gahn'ser sin'drōm)
A psychoticlike condition, without the symptoms and signs of a traditional psychosis, occurring typically in prisoners who feign insanity; e.g., such a person, when asked to multiply 6 by 4, may give 23 as the answer, or will call a key a lock.
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Ganser,

Siegbert J.M., German psychiatrist, 1853-1931.
basal nucleus of Ganser - a group of large cells in the innominate substance, ventral to the lentiform nucleus. Synonym(s): nucleus basalis of Ganser
Ganser commissures - the commissural fibers that lie above and behind the optic chiasms. Synonym(s): commissurae supraopticae
Ganser syndrome - a psychoticlike condition, without the symptoms and signs of a traditional psychosis, occurring typically in prisoners who feign insanity. Synonym(s): nonsense syndrome; syndrome of approximate relevant answers; syndrome of deviously relevant answers
nucleus basalis of Ganser - Synonym(s): basal nucleus of Ganser
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