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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The Indian frenzy of treachery, deceit and lies continues unabated even till to date rather in more humorous way.The Indian leadership is not only plagued with 'Pseudologia Fantastica' rather they are suffering from 'Hallucination' as well.
Reviews of pseudologia fantastica indicate that the pseudologue is typically of normal intellect but of superior verbal ability.
In that case, however, we ought to imagine Castaneda suffering from a form of systematic delirium, of pseudologia fantastica perhaps.
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.
In Shay, the district court had excluded a proffered defense expert on the likelihood that the defendant's confessions were the product of the defendant's mental illness, pseudologia fantastica, and, as a result, would be unhelpful and potentially confusing to the jury.
It is also known by the technical term Pseudologia phantastica and refers to a person's compulsive lying and making up fantastic stories.
Pseudologia. Formen und Funktionen fiktionaler Trugrede in der griechischen Literatur der Antike, Heidelberg : Winter.
Antisocial patients might exhibit pseudologia fantastica, a form of pathological lying in which the individual--although not frankly delusional--believes his embellished claims (2) and is so convinced that he can easily persuade and distract the therapist.
Munchausen syndrome--a particularly severe factitious illness--is characterized by peregrination, recurrent presentations, and pseudologia fantastica (stories that seem outrageously exaggerated).