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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. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Contemporary definitions for factitious disorder

any of various mental disorders in which the individual intentionally produces symptoms of illness or feigns illness; see fabricated illness


Münchausen syndrome is an example of a factitious disorder.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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