A person has been referred to you by the court. You find a discrepancy between the history and examination findings. Which of these conditions you should be aware of in this situation?
B. Factitious disorder
C. Somatization syndrome
D. Dissociative fugue
- Malingering is fabricating or exaggerating the symptoms of mental or physical disorders for a variety of “secondary gain” motives, which may include financial compensation (often tied to fraud); avoiding school, work or military service; obtaining drugs; getting lighter criminal sentences; or simply to attract attention or sympathy.