Types of Factitious Disorders


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Which of the following is the usual driving factor behind the actions of most people with a factitious disorder?

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1. Julie pretends to have schizophrenia so that she can plead insanity for a crime she committed. Which of the following is true about Julie?

2. Karen makes her disabled husband sick in order to get attention. Which of the following might she be diagnosed with?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Factitious disorders are a group of psychological disorders that involve faking or making yourself or someone else sick. This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the different types of disorders named in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Characteristics of factitious disorder
  • Making another person sick in order to get attention
  • Common patients with Ganser syndrome

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the factitious disorders lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding making another person sick in order to get attention
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Ganser syndrome in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about factitious disorders, review the lesson called Types of Factitious Disorders. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify the criteria of a factitious disorder
  • Review what type of factitious disorder mother's typically have
  • Explain the differences between Ganser syndrome and the other factitious disorders.