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Differential diagnosis for pseudologia fantastica includes dementia, delusional disorder, antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, factitious disorder, malingering, hypochondriasis, substance abuse/dependence, and schizophrenia/schizophreniform disorder.
Patients with factitious disorder often have an underlying psychiatric illness such as a personality disorder, but the Axis II disorder does not fully explain the presenting complaint.
Malingering also can be present in an individual who has antisocial personality disorder, factitious disorder, Ganser syndrome, and Munchausen syndrome.
Keywords: Factitious disorder, stuttering, psychoeducation, Munchausen syndrome
4) This case was fulfilling these indicators which oriented us to a possible diagnosis of a factitious disorder.
The first category is the best represented and includes many well defined psychiatric conditions, such as: delusion of parasitosis (DOP), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) or factitious disorders (dermatitis artefacta, trichotillomania, neurotic excoriations) (4).
Patients who strive to be ill: factitious disorder with physical symptoms.
Though intentionally deceptive, with factitious disorder the client is not conscious of the motivation for the deception.
Criddle (2010) and Kucuker, Demir, and Oral (2010) both suggested that MSbP can be a comorbidity of sorts, a condition that begins in an adult as Adult Factitious Disorder, or Munchausen Syndrome, and progresses to MSbP when children are introduced.