Mythomania - Definition

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Mythomania, or pseudologia fantastica is a psychiatric disorder. Affected individuals subconsciously seek refuge in lies in order to escape their reality. These individuals are called mythomaniacs, and are often not aware they are lying, unable to tell the difference between the truth and their own fantasies. Pseudologia fantastica often originates from psychological trauma or a psychiatric disease. Through consultation with a psychiatrist or psychologist, it is possible to heal this condition, although afflicted individuals are all too often unaware of their disorder.