Ganser's syndromemedical dictionary

<syndrome>

A psychotic-like condition, without the symptoms and signs of a traditional psychosis, occurring typically in prisoners who feign insanity; e.g., such a person, when asked to multiply 6 by 4, will give 23 as the answer, or he will call a key a lock.

See: malingering, factitious disorder.

Synonyms: nonsense syndrome, syndrome of approximate relevant answers, syndrome of deviously relevant answers.

(05 Mar 2000)

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