Current Problems of Psychiatry

Current Problems of Psychiatry

Can factitious disorder reach delusional level? A case study

„Czy zaburzenie pozorowane może osiągać poziom urojeniowości? Studium przypadku”

CASE REPORT
Curr Probl Psychiatry 2016; 17(4): 303-313
DOI: 10.1515/cpp-2016-0030
© 2016 Medical University of Lublin. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonComercial-No Derivs licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/)

Rafał Dubiel1, Adam Perzyński2, Ida Kłębukowska1, Aneta Perzyńska-Starkiewicz2,
Iwona Chmiel-Perzyńska3, Marcin Olajossy2

1 University Hospital No 1, Lublin, Poland, II Department of Psychiatry and Psychiatry Rehabilitation
Medical University, Lublin, Poland, II Department of Psychiatry and Psychiatry Rehabilitation
Medical University, Lublin, Poland, Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology

Abstract

The paper describes a patient, who has been consulted and hospitalized multiple times, due to dermatological lesions on his face. We will present his medical history and describe circumstances leading to the final diagnosis of factitious disorder. In the theoretical part we will try to answer the question , whether the extreme severity of the factitious disorders can, at some point , reach the level of delusions.

Keywords

factitious disorder, delusions

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