pseudologia


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pseudologia

(ˌsjuːdəˈləʊdʒɪə)
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(Psychology) a psychological condition in which a patient tells elaborate, false stories believing them to be true
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If we were to look for a psychiatric diagnosis here, the closest term for this would be pseudologia fantastica, a syndrome that would apply to mentally disturbed people who believe in their own stories and fabrications.
Muchas de las marcas, escribe el autor, sufren de lo que denomina pseudologia fantastica, desde el momento que: <<Llevan anos y anos inventandose posicionamientos ficticios, aparentando ser lo que no son, contando historias imposibles, diciendo verdades a medias, jugando a construir ficciones extraordinarias, dramatizando las bondades de los productos que anuncian, fingiendo, o incluso mintiendo [.
In addition, we determine Reverend R has pseudologia fantastica, a rarely seen form of pathological lying characterized by telling elaborate lies that may have a kernel of truth (Table 3).
Presenta una aparicion afonematica en los grupos iniciales ps y pt de algunos cultismos: pseudologia, psicologo, pterodactilo, etc.
She has abandoned her pseudologia fantastica (gratuitous but engaging lying that mixes fact and falsehood), has successfully pursued additional education, is well-established in a career, and has stable housing as reflected in medical and work records and the statements of friends.
Kaga, whose real name is Sadataka Kogi, said Nishiyama overlooked Asahara's basic tendency to create fantasies and tell lies, a characteristic medically known as pseudologia phantastica.
In Shay, the district court had excluded a proffered defense expert on the likelihood that the defendant's confessions were the product of the defendant's mental illness, pseudologia fantastica, and, as a result, would be unhelpful and potentially confusing to the jury.
It is also known by the technical term Pseudologia phantastica and refers to a person's compulsive lying and making up fantastic stories.
Antisocial patients might exhibit pseudologia fantastica, a form of pathological lying in which the individual--although not frankly delusional--believes his embellished claims (2) and is so convinced that he can easily persuade and distract the therapist.