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What mental disorders are linked to Ganser syndrome?

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Ganser syndrome is thought to be a reaction to extreme stress and a desire to avoid responsibility or unpleasantness. Most people with it also have antisocial personality disorder or histrionic personality disorder. People with antisocial personality disorder often disregard others and can’t follow society's rules. People with histrionic personality disorder have an overwhelming desire to be noticed and often behave dramatically to get attention. Their self-esteem depends on others’ approval.

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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