Fictitious disorder, also known as factitious disorder, is a psychological condition characterized by the deliberate production or feigning of physical or psychological symptoms in oneself. Individuals with this disorder intentionally create or exaggerate symptoms in order to assume the role of a sick person. They may seek medical attention, undergo unnecessary tests or procedures, or even fake medical records to maintain the façade of illness.

The motivation behind fictitious disorder is often to gain sympathy, attention, or a sense of importance. People with this disorder may have a deep-seated need to be cared for or to be seen as special and unique. They may have experienced neglect or rejection in their past, leading them to seek validation through the pretense of illness.

Fictitious disorder can be difficult to diagnose as individuals with this condition are skilled at deceiving healthcare professionals. However, with careful evaluation, doctors can identify inconsistencies in the symptoms reported or observed, as well as discrepancies in medical records. Psychotherapy, particularly cognitive-behavioral therapy, is often the main treatment approach for fictitious disorder, aimed at addressing underlying psychological issues and modifying maladaptive behaviors.

It is crucial to distinguish fictitious disorder from genuine medical conditions, as the unnecessary medical interventions and costs can be detrimental to the individual’s health and the healthcare system as a whole.

This somber announcement, we also convey the news of the passing of Dr. Khan

After three decades of dedicated service to patients across all provinces of Pakistan, our hospital will be closing its doors on the 1st of April 2024. Throughout these 30 years, we have operated clinics in every province, providing essential healthcare services to communities far and wide. It is with both a sense of accomplishment and sadness that we bid farewell to this chapter of our journey.

In addition to this somber announcement, we also convey the news of the passing of Dr. Khan, the visionary founder of our hospital. Dr. Khan's unwavering commitment to serving his country and the people of Pakistan has left an indelible mark on the healthcare landscape. His dedication, expertise, and compassion have touched the lives of countless individuals, earning him a place of honor in the hearts of all who knew him.

We urge our patients to seek continued care and support from their local healthcare providers. Your health and well-being remain our top priority, and we want to ensure a seamless continuation of care for all those who have relied on our services over the years.

While the closing of our hospital marks the end of an era, we take pride in the impact we have made on the healthcare industry and the lives of our patients. We are grateful for the trust and loyalty shown to us throughout these 30 years and extend our deepest gratitude to all who have been part of our journey.

Thank you for being a part of our story, and please remember to prioritize your health and well-being by seeking care from your local healthcare provider.

In closing, we honor the memory of Dr. Khan and the lasting impact of our hospital's service to the people of Pakistan. May his legacy live on in the hearts of those he touched, and may our commitment to quality healthcare endure through the dedication of healthcare providers across the nation.

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