In DSM-III, this category is called Atypical Factitious Disorder with Physical Symptoms

This is a residual category for Factitious Disorders with Physical Symptoms that do not fulfill the criteria for Chronic Factitious Disorder with Physical Symptoms.

Usually individuals with Atypical Factitious Disorder with Physical Symptoms do not usually require hospitalization. Examples include dermatitis artifacta (induced by excoriation or chemicals) and voluntary dislocation of the shoulder.


This category includes disorders with factitious symptoms that do not meet the criteria for Factitious Disorder. An example is factitious disorder by proxy: the intentional production or feigning of physical or psychological signs or symptoms in another person who is under the individual's care for the purpose of indirectly assuming the sick role.


See Unspecified Somatic Symptom and Related Disorder

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