Ch 23: Factitious Disorders

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and take self-assessment quizzes to learn about the unique diagnosis of factitious disorders. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Factitious Disorders - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

By this point, you have been introduced to all sorts of abnormal behaviors, mental illnesses, and disorders. Diagnosing these disorders can prove difficult when several symptoms are present. What if, however, the symptoms that a patient claims to have don't exist in the individual at all? This chapter takes a look at factitious disorders and how they are defined, described, and diagnosed. You will explore the various facets of these disorders, identify types of factitious disorders, and gain a better understanding of what can cause them. This chapter offers deep insight into the human mind, and shows how the mind is able create symptoms in order to serve some alternative purpose. After completing this chapter, you should be able to identify the following:

  • Characteristics of factitious disorders
  • Symptoms of factitious disorders
  • Types of factitious disorders
  • Causes of factitious disorders
  • Diagnoses of factitious disorders
  • Treatment options for factitious disorders

Video Objective
Factitious Disorders: Definition and Symptoms Look at what factitious disorders are, identify their symptoms, and understand how they vary from other diagnosable disorders.
Types of Factitious Disorders Learn about the various types of factitious disorders.
Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Factitious Disorders Learn how factitious disorders are diagnosed, study some theories on the cause of these disorders, and recognize how factitious disorders can be treated.

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