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Ganser syndrome

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noun Gan·ser syndrome \ˈgän-zər-\
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Ganser's syndrome

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Medical Definition of Ganser syndrome

  1. :  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

Biographical Note for ganser syndrome

Ganser

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Sigbert Joseph Maria

(1853–1931), German psychiatrist. In 1898 Ganser described the syndrome that now bears his name.


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