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What are the symptoms of Ganser syndrome?

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People with Ganser syndrome have short-term odd behavior similar to that in people with other mental illnesses. They may appear confused, make absurd statements, and report hallucinations (sensing things that aren’t there). A classic symptom is vorbeireden -- when they give nonsense answers to simple questions. A person with this condition may report problems such as an inability to move part of the body, called "hysterical paralysis." Loss of memory of what happened during an episode is common.

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

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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

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