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Ganser Syndrome and Its Management

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

Abstract

The literature on the Ganser syndrome is reviewed, and a case history is described. A brief hospital admission is worthwhile for patients with this syndrome, but planning and persuasion are needed.

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Copyright © 1987 The Royal College of Psychiatrists 

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