Factitious disorder not otherwise specified refers to a type of Factitious Disorders which includes a disorder called factitious disorder by proxy (also called Munchausen syndrome by proxy). People with this disorder produce or fabricate symptoms of illness in another person under their care. It most usually occurs in mothers, although it can also occur in fathers who intentionally harm their children in order to receive attention .
Factitious disorder with mostly physical symptoms refers to a type of Factitious Disorders. People with this disorder claim to have symptoms related to a physical illness , such as symptoms of chest pain, stomach problems or fever. This disorder is sometimes referred to as Munchausen syndrome , named for Baron von Munchausen, an 18th century German officer who was known for embellishing the stories of his life and experiences. *