Expanded profile of the SHAFT syndrome.

  title={Expanded profile of the SHAFT syndrome.},
  author={Morton L. Kasdan and Trevor M Soergel and A. L. Johnson and Kathleen N Lewis and William L. White},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  volume={23 1},
The SHAFT syndrome is a factitious disorder in which a patient manipulates the surgeon to perform operations to fulfill his or her psychological needs. The acronym describes patients who are sad, hostile, anxious, frustrating, and tenacious. A chart review from January 1990 to June 1996 was undertaken to provide a profile to aid in the recognition and diagnosis of the SHAFT syndrome. An analysis of 28 patients revealed characteristics supporting a definitive SHAFT profile. Patients with SHAFT… CONTINUE READING

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