Do you falsify physical or psychological signs or symptoms, or induct injury or disease, associated with identified deception (deceiving others)?
Do you present yourself to others as ill, impaired, or injured?
Can you confirm that your behavior is not better explained by another mental disorder, such as delusional disorder or another psychotic disorder?
Based on your answers, it is unlikely that you have factitious disorder imposed on self.
While it is unlikely that you have factitious disorder imposed on self, you are displaying some signs related to it. People with factitious disorder deceive others by appearing sick, by getting sick on purpose, or by self-injury. It is a serious disease that is hard to treat. Medical help is essential to prevent serious injury. Seek medical attention if your symptoms make it hard for you to function normally and are related to faking that you are ill. Early recognition may avoid dangerous situations.
Unfortunately, you are displaying symptoms typically seen among individuals who have factitious disorder imposed on self. Seeking medical support is crucial. People who suffer from factitious disorder will go far to be seen as sick. They may have problems with relationships, severe health issues from unnecessary surgeries, and severe injuries. Treatment usually includes psychotherapy and behavior therapy to learn new coping skills, and medications if other mental health disorders are present. It may be important to stick to your primary care doctor and to avoid visits to several doctors. In some cases treatment may not improve the disorder, the goal is then to prevent further invasive treatments.
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