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Ganser’s Syndrome

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In 1898 Ganser described a syndrome consisting chiefly of what he called “Vorberireden” ?

The person give only approximate answers.

When the patient with Ganser’s Syndrome is asked to do simple calculations he makes obvious mistakes, for instance, given 3 as the sum of 1 plus 1, or when he is asked to identify some object he says a wrong name.

Ganser’s Syndrome is generally encountered in prisoners who have to face trial and less frequently in noncriminal civilians.

There is not any organic disease in the Ganser’s Syndrome.

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(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

Ganser's Syndrome (English)

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