How to Tell if Someone is Faking Mental Illness | Malingering / Factitious Disorder



Faking or exaggerating mental illness is very serious and an actual disorder. Typically, an underlying personality disorder is at play and it is generally the Cluster B (dramatic) personality types (antisocial, borderline, histrionic, and narcissistic). Faking or exaggerating mental disorders can be called attention seeking, factitious disorder, Ganser syndrome, malingering, Münchausen syndrome, or playing the victim depending or the conditions.

(Openly talking about your problems is a POSITIVE thing, as is showing empathy. I apologize for the confusion presented in the video. I truly mean no offense by anything that is said.)

—CHAPTERS—
3:51 – Motive
4:54 – Proof?
6:42 – Blame & Excuses
11:10 – Equality
12:44 – Complaining & Bragging

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