Ganser's Syndrome

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1. Spodenkiewicz, Michel. "Case report of Ganser syndrome in a 14-year-old girl: another face of depressive disorder?." CAPMH. BioMed Central Ltd , 1 Feb. 2012. Web. 6 May 2014. <>.

1.1. Michel Spodenkiewicz has written many article on mental health this specific one focuses on a case of a 14 year old girl with gansers syndrome. this article helps people better understand the disease by seeing a case of it.

1.1.1. -Possibly caused by underlying depressive symptoms -In this case a 14 year old girl was diagnosed and it resolved itself in 2 weeks only to reappear 7 months later - Very sudden onset and regression

2. Daniel Schneider, MD, MA. "Ganser Syndrome ." Ganser Syndrome. WebMD LLC, n.d. Web. 7 May 2014. <>.

2.1. Daniel Schneider, MD, MA, wrote this article giving some background on Ganser's syndrome and provides one conversation that Sigbert Ganser recorded while talking to German patients.

2.1.1. -Most common trait is "approximate answers" of those suffering from Ganser's syndrome. -Approximate answers are answers to questions that are close to correct but not quite. -Ex. Q. How many fingers do you have? A. 11

3. Tassniyom, Kandia, Suchat Paholpak, and Peerada Unprai. "Ganser syndrome: a case report from Thailand." - Tassniyom. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 3 June 2009. Web. 2 May 2014. <>.

3.1. This was written by multiple MDs that describes a case report of a 50 year old man in Thailand. This shows that the disorder is not just limited to young people it can affect anyone.

3.1.1. -Give incorrect answers to questions that they show understanding for. -Sudden onset -Abrupt resolution -Followed by amnesia of illness occurring

4. Anupama, M., K. Rao, and S. Dhananjaya. "Abstract." National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 5 Sept. 1925. Web. 6 May 2014. <

4.1. This was written by contributors to the Indian Psychiatric Journal. They are all connected to J.J.M. College. This talks about possible causes of Ganser's syndrome. This could show people thing to avoid so they do not get this disorder.

4.1.1. -Dissociative disorder -Caused by stroke or head injury to the frontal lobes. -Temporal region of the brain on the dominate side of the affected person. -Ganser had considered it as a form of transitory hysterical twilight state with amnesia for the episode on recovery

5. Ms. Buvaneswari, Ms. Saraswathi, and Mr. Santosh Kumar. "Ganser syndrome." N.p., n.d. Web. 7 May 2014. <

5.1. These assistant professors put and article online covering the syndromes, causes, and treatments for Ganser's syndrome. This article is to inform the public about Ganser's syndrome.

5.1.1. -80% more common in males than women -Normally occurs in late teens to early adult hood -Possibly caused by a desire to avoid a stressful situation and/or responsibility

6. "Mental Disorders." Ganser's Syndrome. Advameg, Inc., 2014. Web. 06 May 2014.

6.1. This encyclopedia used many books published by distinguish experts in the field of mental disorders. It gives a definition and describes the disorder and its symptoms. This can inform people looking into the disorder for whatever reasons.

6.1.1. -Highest concentration in male prisoners -Give nearly correct answer to common knowledge questions while showing understanding for these questions. -When diagnosing doctor must always consider malingering.

7. Mdmedicine. "Factitious Disorders OR Ganser Syndrome." Personality Disorders., 12 Apr. 2012. Web. 05 May 2014

7.1. MDMedicine publishes articles on many kinds of disorders and this gives a brief explanation of Ganser's syndrome and provides causes, signs, and treatment options for Ganser's syndrome. This is great for informing people

7.1.1. -Causes Stroke Extreme stress Head injury

7.1.2. -Signs Loss of memory loss of personality Precipitating stress Hallucinations

7.1.3. -Treatment Supportive psychotherapy Low-dose benzodiazepines and antipsychotic medications have been used with limited success

8. Cleveland Clinic. "Factitious Disorders OR Ganser Syndrome." Personality Disorders. Cleveland Clinic Foundation, n.d. Web. 7 May 2014. <>.

8.1. The Cleveland Clinic publishes many things with mental disorders. I came across them many times in my research. They talk a lot about things they have encountered in order to educate the public

8.1.1. -There is no known way to prevent factitious disorders. However, it may be helpful to start treatment in people as soon as they begin to have symptoms -Primary treatment for factitious disorders is psychotherapy