factitious disorder

factitious disorder

noun Psychiatry.
any of various syndromes, as Münchausen syndrome, characterized by physical or psychological symptoms intentionally produced by a person and under voluntary control.
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Main Entry:  factitious disorder
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any of various mental disorders in which the individual intentionally produces symptoms of illness or feigns illness; see fabricated illness
Example:  Münchausen syndrome is an example of a factitious disorder.
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