• Corpus ID: 140405274

Defining, understanding and diagnosing pathological lying (pseudologia fantastica): an empirical and theoretical investigation into what constitutes pathological lying

  title={Defining, understanding and diagnosing pathological lying (pseudologia fantastica): an empirical and theoretical investigation into what constitutes pathological lying},
  author={Katie Elizabeth Treanor},
14 INTRODUCTION 16 Rationale of thesis 17 Current status of research 18 “A liar by any other name” – terminological considerations 19 Developing the research project 23 Thesis structure 25 CHAPTER ONE: STUDY 1, PART 1 – A systematic, critical review of the existing literature on pseudologia fantastica 28 1.1 Aims (of Study 1, Part 1) 29 1.2 Research questions 29 1.3 Method 30 1.4 Results and discussion 31 1.4.1 Type and breadth of literature available 31 1.4.2 Single and multiple case study… 
3 Citations
Pseudologia Fantastica: An Elaborate Tale of Combat-related PTSD.
A case in which an adult male patient exhibited protracted symptoms that were consistent with Pseudologia fantastica, which consisted of elaborate falsifications pertaining to a history of military service that had duped even close family members.
Pathological lying and tasks of psychological assessment Ciljevi psihološkog testiranja u proceni patološkog laganja
According to Webster's dictionary 1, the definition of the word lying has double content: a) a speaker claims something that he/she knows or believes to be untrue with intent to deceive, b) to create
Pathological lying and tasks of psychological assessment
People with delusional disorder cannot be considered pathological liars even though they do not tell the truth, as lying is human behavior that can have its own normal and pathological forms of appearance.


A review and case report of pseudologia fantastica
Abstract A phenomenon of particular interest to forensic mental health workers, the courts, and police is that of pathological lying or pseudologia fantastica (PF). Unfortunately, PF is an
[Pseudologia fantastica: definition and position in relation to axis I and axis II psychiatric disorders].
Pseudologia fantastica, also known as mythomania or pathological lying, is a psychiatric phenomenon that has been recognised for over a hundred years and whether it should be considered as a symptom of a psychiatric disorder or as a separate entity is investigated.
Pathological lying revisited.
The authors examine the extent to which a person can control lying behavior and the related question of whether pathological liars have responsibility for their actions and conclude that further systematic research is needed to resolve the questions raised.
Clarification of pseudologia fantastica A study of two cases of fantastic pseudology
The literature is briefly reviewed, the diagnostic significance of pseudologia fantastica in cases of neuropsychiatric, delusional, and personality disorders is illustrated with two clinical vignettes.
Factitious disorders: reformulating the DSM-IV criteria.
The author criticizes and reformulates the DSM-IV criteria in a clinically and nosologically sensitive way and discusses the implications for the etiology of conversion disorders and the classification of factitious disorders.
Falsifications in the psychiatric history: a differential diagnosis.
  • L. Kerns
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • 1986
This work will review phenomena in the psychopathology literature and propose five criteria to facilitate classification of a falsification, and present case histories that illustrate the relationship between the type of falsification and the clinical psychiatric diagnosis.
Pseudologia Fantastica Associated with Pervasive Developmental Disorder
Abstract This case study describes the association of Pseudologia Fantastica (PF) and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) in a 14-year-old girl. PF is seen in a number