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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

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]
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A case of factitious disorder by proxy: The role of the health-care system.
Factitious presentation of psychiatric disorder: when is it Munchausen by proxy?
Schorrig concludes that the possible existence of a factitious disorder on the part of a claimant alleging sexual abuse "at the very least" has a bearing on the "credibility or lack thereof" of the claimant.
Efforts to raise it can be blunted by soothing assurances that a Republican will negotiate a new treaty without the factitious "flaws" of the present one.
They are ideas such as "thing," "concept," "truth," and "consciousness." There is another set he calls factitious, since they appear to be made by him from other ideas in his mind.
The editors of the second edition of the Oxford English Dictionary cite three examples of the noun absquatulation, which arose from the verb absquatulate or absquotilate, "a factitious word, simulating a L.[atin] form (cf.
Through the mediation of the 'other,' Al-Balda al-Ukhra, by resorting to a factitious experience, the author/narrator can only save himself from these ordeals by leaving everything and every hope of love (Aida), but presumably is redeemed by 'writing' himself in the narrative.
The Scholastic tradition acknowledges that a privation as known and conceived is a being of reason (what will be called factitious ideas in Descartes' terminology).(15) Descartes, however, locates privation, as a non-thing conceived of as a positive reality, among obscure, confused, and materially Use adventitious ideas.(16) Such a transposition affords Descartes the opportunity to take advantage of the extrinsic intelligibility accorded to privations in the late Scholastic tradition(17) while suppressing and ignoring any consideration of privation so conceived as a being of reason or as a factitious idea.
At the same time, hitherto unsuspected or neglected subjects never stop emerging from history - some factitious, but others with real integrity and coherence such that, once recognized, they can no longer be overlooked or ignored.
Owning like them 'an indolent, restless gift', fitful, factitious and at best makeshift, burning without warmth or illumination, each verse co-terminous with its occasion, each line the pretext for a precious cadence, I keep alight the cold candle of decadence.
Fractious, factious, factitious. Fractious is an overused and misused word in the media right now.