Involving Family

Perhaps the most important consequence of psychiatric admission is that it becomes impossible for the patient to maintain the capsule of secrecy that has allowed the behavior to persist. Secrecy is simply incompatible with the effective management of factitious behavior. This tends to be a recurring behavior, so it is crucial for the treatment team to mobilize the patient's family and other resources to support him or her in not succumbing to this behavior again when stress or provocations occur, as they inevitably must. Patients are often resistant to their families being informed of their diagnosis, and it is all too easy to empathize and identify with the humiliation involved in sharing this kind information with others. It is crucial, however, that these patients continue to have the support—and sometimes the surveillance—of those who care most about them. It is awkward to negotiate such a requirement with a patient, especially in the present context of acute vigilance about confidentiality; but once a patient is safely on a psychiatric service, the staff can often help the patient and the family come to terms with the behavior and develop a plan to avoid its recurrence.

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