ask our doctors

Factitious Disorder

Get the facts on Factitious Disorder treatment, diagnosis, staging, causes, types, symptoms. Information and current news about clinical trials and trial-related data, Factitious Disorder prevention, screening, research, statistics and other Factitious Disorder related topics. We answer all your qestions about Factitious Disorder.

Question: What is the difference between Munchausen's syndrome and factitious disorder? Is Munchausen's just the most severe form of factitious or is there an actual difference?

Answer: technically nothing... they are used interchangeably and actually the DSM-IV that psychhologists and psychiatrists use doesnt have munchausen listed, but usually when one mentions munchausen they are talking about someone feigning physical symptoms and factitious is broader to include psych symptoms as well.

Factitious Disorder News