Q: Factitious disorder (Munchausen syndrome) is characterized by all of the following except?
A) Higher in female gender
B) Higher in married individuals
C) Higher in healthcare workers
D) Excellent verbal skills
E) Possible positive findings on CT/MRI (neuro-imaging)
Factitious disorder is a psychiatric disorder characterized by a patient deceptively misrepresent an illness and/or injury even there is no financial reward.
The objective of above question is to emphasis that although factitious disorder is considered as a pure non-physiological state but recent reports are pointing towards positive findings in brain, like disseminated white matter lesions on MRI, bilateral frontotemporal cortical atrophy on CT scan or hyperperfusion of the right thalamus on SPECT scan.
It is more common in unmarried individuals.
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