Comorbidity of Factitious Disorder and Intellectual Disability: A Case Report

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Seyed Mehdi Samimi Ardesran 1 , * , Ali Reza Zairoddin 2 , Hamid Reza Shahpouri 3 , Shahrokh Sardarpour Geudarzi 2 , Seyed Sajjad Mousavi 4

1 Asistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Behavioral Science Research Center, Imam Hosein Hospital. Shahid Beheshti University of Medical science, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Psychiatry, Behavioral Science Research Center, Imam Hosein Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical science, Tehran, Iran

3 Private Practice Psychiatris, Iran

4 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, 506 Hospital, AJA Medical University, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Samimi Ardesran S M, Zairoddin A R, Shahpouri H R, Sardarpour Geudarzi S, Mousavi S S. Comorbidity of Factitious Disorder and Intellectual Disability: A Case Report, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2009 ; 3(2):44-6.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 3 (2); 44-6
Published Online: December 31, 2009
Article Type: Case Report
Received: March 09, 2009
Accepted: September 12, 2009

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Abstract

Individuals with factitious disorder fake illnesses to assume a sick role. They simulate, induce, or aggravate illness, often inflicting painful, deforming, or even life-threatening injury on themselves or those under their care. Factitious disorders are diagnosed in about one percent of patients who are seen in psychiatric consultation in general hospitals. One of the features, that are overrepresented in patients with factitious disorders include: normal or above-average Intelligence Quotient (IQ). Authors describe a rare comorbidity of factitious disorders and intellectual disability.

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Comorbidity Factitious Disorder Intellectual Disability Intelligence Quotient

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