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Hospital Addiction Syndrome and Receiving Disability Benefits

Mental illness is a term that is used to refer to disorders that involve your mind rather than your body. Mental illness is evidenced by abnormal cognitive or emotional patterns that are related to how you feel, think, act and/or relate to your surroundings and others. The word “factitious” is taken from a Latin word that means “artificial.” Factitious disorders are mental disorders in which you may act like you have a mental or physical condition, but you consciously create or produce your signs or symptoms. There are several ways in which you may produce or create signs and symptoms of some type of physical or mental illness. Some of these include altering diagnostic tests, lying or mimicking about signs and symptoms or hurting yourself. There are different kinds of factitious disorders. Hospital addiction syndrome is one of the forms of factitious disorder. Hospital addiction syndrome is a mental disorder in which you intentionally act or deliberately falsify or produce signs and symptoms of being mentally or physically ill. This is not done to get some kind of external benefit like financial gain or to avoid legal trouble. Hospital addiction syndrome is where you produce or falsify signs and symptoms in order that you might receive sympathy and treatment for yourself. It is done so that you may be viewed as someone who is ill or injured. Hospital addiction syndrome is where you focus on a hospital as being the place where you want to receive your care. This may involve going to the same hospital again and again, or you may go to several hospitals, usually in different cities.

There are several warning signs and symptoms, which may indicate that you have hospital addiction syndrome.

Some of these are: ?  The presence of many surgical scars ?  Having an extensive knowledge of hospitals and/or medical terminology, in addition to the textbook description of an ailment ?  Having signs and symptoms that are unclear or that change, become more severe or are not controllable once your treatment has started ?  Having predictable relapses that come after improvement in your condition ?  The appearance of new or additional signs and symptoms after you have had negative test results ?  A willingness or eagerness to undergo diagnostic tests, operations or other procedures ?  Signs and symptoms that take place only when you are alone or are not being observed ?  Having a dramatic but inconsistent medical history ?  A reluctance on your part to permit health care professionals to meet or talk with your family, friends or previous health care providers ?  A history of seeking treatment at several different hospitals, maybe even in different cities. If you think that you might have hospital addiction syndrome, you may be entitled to receive some type of social security disability benefits, such as SSI or SSDI. A good thing to do is to talk to one of the social security attorneys at The social security attorneys at stand ready to assist you in the matter of acquiring disability benefits.
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