Patient or Pretender: Inside the Strange World of Factitious Disorders

Patient or Pretender: Inside the Strange World of Factitious Disorders

by Charles V . Ford (Author), Marc D . Feldman (Author)

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Recounts the case histories of factitious disorder patients who make themselves ill as a way of gaining emotional fulfillment and recognition. They take playing sick to pathological extremes, profoundly affecting their lives as well as the lives of those who support them. In these pages, readers will find a group of cases so bizarre that they challenge the imagination and, at times, medical knowledge.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Published: 06 Jan 1994

ISBN 10: 0471580805
ISBN 13: 9780471580805