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"No, people who lie do it on purpose, and sometimes they lie for so many years when they are telling a story that is not true they may think it is because lying has become such a part of life they can't tell they are doing it anymore. The only cure is the person changing the bad habit." That's rather inaccurate. The term pathological lying essentially translates to uncontrollable lying. This can mean that a person who is suspected of pathological lying is considered to have a disease, and therefore cannot control the lying. However, psychologists and psychiatrists fail to account for a specific definition of pathological lying as a disease. It can be symptomatic of other conditions, like antisocial personality disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is not always present in these conditions, so a clear treatment set for pathological lying has not been defined. Many people who exhibit pathological lying also clearly exhibit symptoms of other treatable conditions. Conditions like ADHD and OCD are treatable through medication, though different ones. This makes accurately diagnosing underlying conditions important. The last thing one would want to give a person with OCD is a stimulant like Ritalin, which would likely exacerbate their disorder. Personality disorders that contribute to pathological lying may also respond to a combined treatment of psychiatric medication and cognitive behavioral therapy. The goal with pathological lying must in the end be to treat any evidence of illness or conditions that may influence the lying. This may include medications and the use of behavioral therapy to help the person overcome compulsive lying.

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Is there any medication available for a pathological liar?

It would be nice if there were! The only treatment for pathological lying is therapy. Unfortunately, most pathological liars are not interested in being cured. They do not think there is anything wrong with them.

What is the Sexual orientation of pathological liars?

There is no correlation between pathological liars and sexual orientation.

Do pathological liars lie to everyone or just some people?

there are two kinds of liars. compulsive liars and pathological liars. compulsive liars lie on impulse usually to make themselves seem more interesting. Pathological liars lie to anyone about anything and they actually believe themselves.

When do pathological liars tell the truth?

Pathological liars are those who tell lies at every given opportunity and it is a way of life for them. As such, pathological liars never tell the truth because they are incapable of doing so.

Are bipolar people pathological liars?

Some Bipolar people are pathological liars, but guess what? It has nothing to do with the fact that they are Bipolar. Being a pathological liar is not a symptom of Bipolar Disorder.

Is there any help for a pathological liar?

Yeah. Get rid of the pathologically credulous and the liars will have no one to fabricate to.

Is there treatment for pathological liars?

No not usually

Do pathological liars have feelings of guilt?


What is the difference between compulsive liars and pathological liars?

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Do pathological liars feel guilty when caught in a lie?

No, that's why they are called pathological.

Are pathological liars usually unfaithful to their spouses?

Not all pathological liars are unfaithful. The question is: Do you think the pathilogical liar cheated on the spouse? Well, if you asked the pathological liar if they cheated on their spouse and they said no. Then they did, Because they are Pathological liars. Which means they cant help but to lie. But, if they said they didn't cheat on their spouse before you asked them? It could mean that they are not lieing. Its a catch twenty-two. They best way to figure that one out is to ask yourself, "Can I or should I trust a pathological liar?"

Are pathological liars aware of their condition?

No, typically pathological liars are not not aware of the fact that they are lying constantly. And, often times they believe their own lies. However, we can't mix pathological liars with diagnosed disorder with a person who lies to protect himself/herself.

Can pathological liars fool their counselors?


Do pathological liars have a touch of schizophrenia?


Who are pathological liars?

Pathological liars lies on a regular basis and is unable to control their lying despite of foreseeing inevitable negative consequences or ultimate disclosure of the lie.

Do pathological liars fall in love?

NO, Not in a million years!

What is the medical term for compulsive liars?

Pathological liar

Do pathological liars financially sponge from others?


Are pathological liars very charming?

psuedo, somewhat

What are the reasons that pathological liars lie?

There are many reasons why pathological liars lie including having no reason at all. These are people who lie in a convincing manner and find comfort in lying.

Do pathological liars try to return to a previous relationship if the present one starts to go wrong?

Individuals may tend to do that in general - pathological liars really have no bearing on the situation. Where a pathological liar is concerned it totally depends on the individual themselves.

What help is available for pathological liars?

counseling. There are Liars Anonymous much like any other Twelve Step fellowship as well if you live in a large city there is greater chances that there is one in your area.

Are pathological liars capable of really loving someone?

Hello. Yes, they are.

Are all pathological liars narcissistic?

Yes... some are even SOCIOPATHIC

What signs are there for pathological liars?

they lie so easily that you believe them and they immediately answer