Related Overviews


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Public Health and Epidemiology


Quick Reference

As applied to health, this describes a state or condition such as physical blemishes that could be the consequence of illness or injury but is under the subject's voluntary control. Thus, a factitious injury is a deliberate, usually self-inflicted injury. A factitious disorder resembles malingering in some respects, but it may be a symptom of serious mental disorder or of the condition known as Munchausen syndrome, in which often bizarre symptoms and physical signs are fabricated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

Reference entries