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    What is the name of this mental illness?

    This is not about RubeMom(tm). This is about a much younger person in her 40's.

    This person keeps inventing fantasy stories all the time. Some of those are purely fictional and some are real stories with some fantasies added to it. But she tells you it is all REAL. Here's an example:

    "I have a friend who has a security system in his home, with satellite cameras. He showed me on the computer and you could see the home from above, the whole neighborhood, and you could see my kids who were playing outside with his. You could see the cars driving up and down the street and all that".

    You can probably see satellite images from the whole neighborhood. But it's STILL IMAGES... *not* video and *not* real time. There might be a friend that has some cameras looking outside, and possibly hooked up to a PC to use the machine as a DVR. That kind of service simply doesn't exist. And if it does, it would be something so expensive that I assure you, whoever has it, it's not going to live in a neighborhood where the most expensive house runs for about 70k. I mean, we are talking about a satellite, in stationary orbit, with a camera permanently zoomed at your neighborhood/home. You would have to pretty much own the satellite to do that. But still, she swears it exists and she saw it.

    I don't think she believes the stories. Is more like a compulsory obsession to tell this BS stories all the time.

    Is there a name for this? Medically speaking?
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    Symptoms would be consistent with a range of disorders, from a relatively benign compulsive personality disorder to schizophrenia.

    Here's an online copy of the DSM IV. It;s the Diagnostic and Statistical manual for Psychological and personality disorders.
    APA Diagnostic Classification DSM-IV-TR | BehaveNet
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    Either "loca en la cabeza" or "insane in the membrane".

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    Is this person RubesNextBabyMomma(TM)?
    Punctuation is important. It's the difference between "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse"


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    Wild tales to get attention, sounds like Pseudologia fantastica.
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    I think the techinical term for this disease is jsharritus. I coined the term when I was helping Al Gore carve the internet out of a block of pure bandwidth.
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    Wantattentionemia crossed with oneupsmanitis
    Punctuation is important. It's the difference between "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse"


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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    Is this person RubesNextBabyMomma(TM)?
    Oh no! Thanks God... no no... is somebody else, somebody not being poked by the Rube in any way... lol ... nope... heck no... no
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Wild tales to get attention, sounds like Pseudologia fantastica.
    I think we have a winner...

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    • The stories told are usually dazzling or fantastical, but never breach the realm of reality. The possibility of truth is key to the pathological liar's survival. They are not a manifestation of delusion or some broader type of psychosis: upon confrontation, the teller can admit them to be untrue, even if unwillingly."


    Yes, the stories are "possible". It is actually possible to own your own freaking satellite... if you have the billions... and your country allows... I guess.



    • "The stories told tend toward presenting the liar favorably. The liar "decorates their own person"[4] by telling stories that present them as the hero or the victim. For example, the person might be presented as being fantastically brave, knowing or being related to many famous people, or claiming they earn more income than they do."


    Yeah, that sounds about right... more often being the victim. Claiming to have horrendous illnesses all the time, yet years go by and illnesses go away.
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    this reminds me of the time I was a dr in the er for hollywoods celebs and how paM nderson said I had dreamy eyes aand aked if ill like to nbe a breeder

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    I think we have a winner...

    Yeah, that sounds about right... more often being the victim. Claiming to have horrendous illnesses all the time, yet years go by and illnesses go away.
    I missed the part about the illnesses. Munchausen's Syndrome, maybe. She got kids?

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    this reminds me of the time I was a dr in the er for hollywoods celebs and how paM nderson said I had dreamy eyes aand aked if ill like to nbe a breeder
    I think you started getting nervous there when Pam came into the picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatTop View Post
    I missed the part about the illnesses. Munchausen's Syndrome, maybe. She got kids?
    she's an excelent mother

    Yes, she has kids but she's an excellent mother. Never had an issue with those kids. In fact, I could say she raised angels, cuz those kids are so well behaved.
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    Did you ever have a dream that was so real, you weren't exactly sure if it really happened or not? Could be she is like that all of the time.

    I have heard where even "normal" people will fill in will really think something happened to them in the past that did not but usually the event is based in some kind of fact and most likely based on something they were told or read. They adopt that event as their own personal past event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I think the techinical term for this disease is jsharritus. I coined the term when I was helping Al Gore carve the internet out of a block of pure bandwidth.

    While angels sang on high?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
    While angels sang on high?
    Yes, BTW, I taught them how to harmonize, and I taught some of them how to sing delicious bass.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    this reminds me of the time I was a dr in the er for hollywoods celebs and how paM nderson said I had dreamy eyes aand aked if ill like to nbe a breeder
    And you said yes and then aliens abducted you and then probed you to see if you were fit to be bred...because in their world males have the babies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Yes, BTW, I taught them how to harmonize, and I taught some of them how to sing delicious bass.
    i taught them how to catch bass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
    i taught them how to catch bass.
    I taught you how to catch bass while you were sleeping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I think the techinical term for this disease is jsharritus. I coined the term when I was helping Al Gore carve the internet out of a block of pure bandwidth.
    Where's the like button?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I taught you how to catch bass while you were sleeping.
    that explains the rumpled sheets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
    that explains the rumpled sheets.
    Yeah, Salma Hayek and Cameron Diaz were with me. Sorry about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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