Factitious disorder in school settings: A case example with implications for school psychologists Academic Article uri icon


  • Factitious disorder is a condition that has received considerable attention in the medical literature yet is not fully recognized in the school setting. School psychologists can provide important data and observations that can facilitate early identification of this disorder. This article describes a case example of factitious disorder that was identified in the school setting. Symptoms of the disorder are presented, as are the differential diagnoses that must be considered. Specific recommendations for the school psychologist regarding identification, coordination with medical teams, interventions, and ethical and legal obligations are included. 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Coard, H. F., & Fournier, C. J.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Coard, HF||Fournier, CJ

publication date

  • November 2000