Pseudologia fantastica

  title={Pseudologia fantastica},
  author={Bob King and C V Ford},
  journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
ABSTRACT— Pseudologia fantastica has not been reviewed in the English literature in over 50 years, but the term is still used, for example, among the diagnostic criteria for the Munchausen syndrome. Based upon a review of 72 cases of pseudologia fantastica collected from 26 reports since its initial description in 1891, pseudologia is distinguished from other types of lying. Pseudologia fantastica is typified by these characteristics: (1) the stories are not entirely improbable and are often… 
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  • D. Grubin
  • Psychology
    The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
  • 2005
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