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Factitious posttraumatic stress disorder.
Am J Psychiatry. 1983 Aug; 140(8):1016-9.AJ

Abstract

A growing number of young men have reported an array of symptoms that suggest a diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder. Five such men, all claiming to be Viet Nam veterans, were treated at a VA medical center; three said they were former prisoners of war. In fact, none had been prisoners of war, four had never been in Viet Nam, and two had never even been in the military. Instead, all five suffered factitious disorders. The authors describe the five patients and discuss differential diagnoses; the value of verifying military histories is stressed.

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Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

6869583

Citation

Sparr, L, and L D. Pankratz. "Factitious Posttraumatic Stress Disorder." The American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 140, no. 8, 1983, pp. 1016-9.
Sparr L, Pankratz LD. Factitious posttraumatic stress disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 1983;140(8):1016-9.
Sparr, L., & Pankratz, L. D. (1983). Factitious posttraumatic stress disorder. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 140(8), 1016-9.
Sparr L, Pankratz LD. Factitious Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 1983;140(8):1016-9. PubMed PMID: 6869583.
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