Factitious physical disorders: treatment without confrontation.

  title={Factitious physical disorders: treatment without confrontation.},
  author={Stuart J. Eisendrath},
  volume={30 4},
Much of the psychiatric literature advocates vigorous confrontation of patients with factitious physical disorder. Believing that such a strategy often drives the patient to a new physician, the author developed alternatives to confrontation. These strategies include use of inexact interpretations of psychological defenses, therapeutic use of a double bind, and use of techniques that allow the patient to give up the factitious symptoms without losing face. 

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