Pseudologia fantastica has sometimes been equated with malingering.
In addition, cases consistent with the phenomenology of pseudologia fantastica have been described with comorbid substance use disorder , developmental delay , gender disturbance , posttraumatic stress disorder , mood disorder , and personality disorder [6,13-15].
In summary, the chronic pattern of storytelling seen in pseudologia fantastica cannot be wholly accounted for by any single standard DSM 5 diagnosis and, in fact, may present in the context of multiple DSM 5 diagnoses.
Psychodynamic Understanding of Pseudologia Fantastica. In reviewing the case report literature on the subject [4, 6, 7, 9-15], we identified a compensatory enhancing of self-esteem in the face of shame as a common qualitative theme among many of the stories.
Pseudologia fantastica is a rare but dramatic clinical psychiatric presentation.
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Because of an unstable self image, the pseudologia fantastica patient constantly battles to regulate his or her sense of self.
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