Ganser syndrome. Definition

Medical Definition: Ganser syndrome

Dissociative disorder (hysterical) described by Ganser in 1898 on certain inmates. It is characterized by the emission of wrong answers to simple questions (eg., The question of what color is the sky, green answer), to fake a pathological mental state, in order to obtain release. He has also called prison psychosis, prison psychosis, or erroneously pseudodementia.

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