What Causes Someone To Fake Cancer On The Internet?

Huffington Post, 23 April 2015
Author: Erin Schumaker
“Belle Gibson, the Australian Instagram star who claimed diet and lifestyle changes cured her terminal cancer – landing a book deal and an award-winning app as a result – admitted this week that she faked her cancer diagnosis. Australian media outlets note The Weekly’s speculation that Gibson might suffer from a psychological disorder known as factitious syndrome, a disorder in which an individual either creates or behaves as if she has physical or emotional symptoms of an illness.
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