Factitious-disorder



noun, Psychiatry.
1.
any of various syndromes, as Münchausen syndrome, characterized by physical or psychological symptoms intentionally produced by a person and under voluntary control.
noun

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

Münchausen syndrome is an example of a factitious disorder.

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