This can include lying to teachers and friends about bruises from physical abuse, as well as regularly lying to parents to avoid severe punishment for perceived misbehaviour. These people are al liars (also known as pseudologia fantastica, mythomania). It may manifest for a period of years or over the course of a lifetime. People with Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissism, and Antisocial Personality Disorder tend to display this trait.It was first described in the medical literature in 1891 by Anton Delbrueck. It is considered to be a mental illness because it takes over rational judgement and progresses into the fantasy world and back. Pathological lying may be caused by challenging situations in the home, or by a lack of seratonin, in which case Prozac or Zoloft may help.Sometimes the environment in which someone grew up in can plant a , it can develop into something more as a child grows older. Lying is a characteristic of several other disorders as well, such as conduct disorder (CD) and antisocial personality disorder (APD). It is considered to be a severe mental illness because it takes over rational thought processes and progresses into the fantasy world and back.
For instance, a malingerer will lie continuously to an insurance company so the person doesn’t have to go to work.I’m not sure how but, as time went on I lied more and more.I can now lie to myself and believe in false things.They all rely upon pathological lying, but they all involve may also contribute to a FD; perhaps individuals afflicted with FD are accustomed to being sick, and return to their previous state to recapture what was once considered normal.Some FDs are far more serious than others: Malingering – there are various perceptions about malingering.The DID’s core personality whose name is, say, Edward, was indeed at the museum, but in the identity of Samuel, an alter. Most of them were raised in physically and sexually abusive households. Most often, they are considered to be mentally ill or at least the lying is a symptom of a mental illness.