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Ganser syndrome

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Ganser syndrome is a rare type of condition in which a person deliberately acts as if they have a physical or mental illness when they are not really sick

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Ganser syndrome is a type of factitious disorder

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People with Ganser syndrome mimic behavior that is typical of a mental illness, such as schizophrenia

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Ganser syndrome is sometimes called "prison psychosis" because it was first observed in prisoners

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Many psychogenic gait impairments closely mimic neurologic disturbances, such as tremors in the legs, ataxia, or weakness of one or both legs

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