Factitious Category

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There is a fourth category known as “Factitious disorder not otherwise specified” or FD by Proxy. This category is for when a parent or a person in charge of someone’s care presents false illnesses. The general age of onset for this disorder is in early adulthood. Generally speaking people with factitious disorder are females, who are some how related to the medical fields. Due to them being related to the medical field they know how to falsify illness better. People with a chronic factitious disorder are middle age men and tend to be unmarried and estranged from their families. Physicians just giving patients what they want usually hinder the detection of this disorder; the physician just believes what the patient says.
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