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Med Sci Law. 1998 Jul;38(3):198-201.

Pseudologia fantastica, factitious disorder and impostership: a deception syndrome.

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  • 1Reaside Clinic, Rubery, Birmingham.

Abstract

Pseudologia fantastica and impostership are not currently included in diagnostic systems, although there is an overlap between these two syndromes and factitious disorder. A case which illustrates the overlap is described, and the diagnostic dilemma is discussed. A term 'deception syndrome' is proposed for those individuals who pathologically deceive for internal (i.e. psychological) as opposed to external reasons such as financial gain.

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