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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fac·ti·tious

(fak-tish'ŭs)
Artificial; self-induced; not naturally occurring.
[L. factitius, made by art, fr. facio, to make]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

fac·ti·tious

(fak-tish'ŭs)
Artificial; self-induced; not naturally occurring.
[L. factitius, made by art, fr. facio, to make]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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