Ganser syndrome

noun

Gan·​ser syndrome ˈgän-zər- How to pronounce Ganser syndrome (audio)
variants or Ganser's syndrome
: a pattern of psychopathological behavior characterized by the giving of approximate answers (as 2 × 2 = about 5) and found in prisoners and in others who consciously or unconsciously seek to give misleading information regarding their mental state

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“Ganser syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Ganser%20syndrome. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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