Factitious disorder presents one of the most challenging variants of psychopathology in medicine. The book is the first for professionals to offer a comprehensive overview of current thinking about patients who feign or induce illness -- in themselves or others -- to accrue the intangible benefits of the "sick" role.

Spectrum of Factitious Disorders 1996, American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington, D.C.

ISBN-13: 9780880489096