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.
nonsense syndromeGanser syndrome Psychiatry A condition in which a person gives 'astonishingly' incorrect answers to simple questions; although considered to be factitious in nature, 'nonsense Sx' may occur in hysteria, schizophrenia, or transiently in normal subjects under stress or when fatigued. Cf Factitious 'diseases. '.
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