Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Factitious Disorders


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What do factitious disorders involve?

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1. Karen feeds her elderly father a homemade concoction that makes him sick. What disorder might she have?

2. Which of these is a possible cause of factitious disorders?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Be sure that you can answer questions about types and causes of factitious disorders if you want to pass this interactive quiz. Once you've finished answering the questions, you'll immediately receive your quiz scores.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Evaluate your understanding of the following with this quiz/worksheet combo:

  • What factitious disorders entail
  • The disorder exemplified in a given scenario
  • The possible cause(s) of factitious disorders
  • The problem(s) with factitious disorders
  • The characteristics of someone with factitious disorder by proxy

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as factitious disorder
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on characteristics of factitious disorders
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what might cause these disorders and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Continue your studies of these psychological disorders by reviewing the accompanying lesson called Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Factitious Disorders. You'll examine the following topics in the lesson:

  • Biological bases for factitious disorders
  • Psychological risk factors
  • Treatment
  • Consequences of these disorders