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Question: What is the difference between Malingering, Munchhausen and Facious Disorder? Will award best answer :]

Answer: Munchhausen and Facious Disorder are basically the same thing, the patient produces symptoms to gain attention, while one who is malingering does the same for financial or other gain, or to avoid punishment or responsibility Factitious disorder / Munchausen syndrome by proxy: This is a deliberate effort to produce physical or psychological symptoms in order to gain attention from the sick role. Malingering disorder applies to persons who deliberately pretend to have an illness or disability in order to receive financial or other gain, or to avoid punishment or responsibility.


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