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Deborah Davis, DNP, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answeredGanser syndrome is a rare dissociative disorder previously classified as a factitious disorder. It is characterized by nonsensical or wrong answers to questions or doing things incorrectly, other dissociative symptoms wuch as fugue, amnesia or conversion disorder, often with visual pseudohallucinations and a decreased state of consciousness. Symptomns include a clouding of consciousness, somatic conversion symptoms, confusion, stress, loss of personal identity, echolalia, and echopraxia. The psychological symptoms general resemble the patient's sense of mental illness rather than any recognized category.