I am an undergrad student, I have learned about facitious disorder but I still do not truly understand it. [Though I suppose probably only those with the disorder do truly understand it] Is the person fully aware they are feigning symptoms? If the person is intentionally faking it would seem they are looking for attention or care right?... Therefore might it not be possible that factitious disorder is really an expression of underlying depression or anxiety or most likely a very lonely person. What I am getting at is
if the patient in this discussion has fact. disorder then what? What does the clincian do next. Even if she is feigning symptoms obviously she must have some underlying problems or else why would she go to all this work just for some attention? What normally occurs when a clincian believes the patient has fact. disorder?
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