Mythomaniac - Definition

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A mythomaniac is the psychiatric term for somebody diagnosed with mythomania or pseudologia fantastica; in other words an individual who compulsively tells lies and recounts experiences that are nothing but fantasies. These factitious stories are a compulsive action, and the mythomaniac is sometimes not even aware they are lies. In this case, the individual does not realize that he or she is lying, unable to tell the difference between reality and fantasy. This disorder can be due to different traumas that push the individual to subconsciously escape reality through lies. Consultation with a psychiatrist can cure this disorder.