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How is Ganser syndrome diagnosed?

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It’s hard to diagnose Ganser syndrome. Doctors must make sure physical problems aren’t causing the symptoms before considering a diagnosis of it.

If the doctor finds no physical reason for symptoms, they may refer the person to a psychiatrist or psychologist, who both diagnose mental illnesses and use interviews and assessment tools to evaluate a person. The doctor bases a diagnosis on the exclusion of other illness and observation of the patient's attitude and behavior.

From: Ganser Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

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MedicineNet: "Factitious Disorders."

Spodenkiewicz, M. , February 1, 2012. Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Mental Health

Medscape: "Ganser Syndrome."

 

 

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on April 06, 2019

SOURCES:

MedicineNet: "Factitious Disorders."

Spodenkiewicz, M. , February 1, 2012. Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Mental Health

Medscape: "Ganser Syndrome."

 

 

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on April 06, 2019

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