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CASE REPORT
Year : 2005  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 169-172

Factitious schizophrenia


Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Suresh Kumar
Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.55944

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Factitious disorder is a challenging phenomenon in clinical practice. An inconsistent clinical picture and the presence of symptoms that do not respond to the seemingly appropriate treatment should alert the clinician about the possibility of such a diagnosis. A case of factitious psychological symptoms suggestive of schizophrenia is reported, and the issues of diagnosis and management are discussed in the light of the available literature.



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