Pathological Liar: Definition, Signs, & How to Deal With One
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Primary Changes: Edited for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Revised “What Is a Pathological Liar,” “Signs of a Pathological Liar,” and “How to Deal With a Pathological Liar.” Added “What Causes Pathological Lying” and “When to Seek Professional Help.” New material written by Christina Canuto, LMFT-A and reviewed by Heidi Moawad, MD.
Author: Eric Patterson, LPC
Reviewer: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS