Speech On Faking Illnesses

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Alright everybody, settle down, settle down. Now for those of you who don’t know me, I am the school psychologist and I’m here to talk to you about all the days you’ve missed. As all you seniors know, because of all your absences, you’ve been placed on final contract. It has also been brought to our attention that some of you here have a serious problem with faking illnesses. I mean come on Katie, you can’t get an STD from pumping gas. Oh and Richie, you might as well get your arm out of that sling, I saw you throwing that football in P.E. today. But I’m not here to point out your flaws, we are here to get past this issue of Factitious Disorders, or when you fake your gosh darn illnesses. We have reached a point in society where we claim…show more content…
There is no direct cause when it comes to Factitious Disorder, however various studies show that a history of abuse, neglect, or frequent illness may factor into the development of this disorder. Social media also plays a key role with its romanticizing of mental illnesses. Yes, kids you heard it: SOCIAL MEDIA IS BAD! Hide ya kids, hide ya wife. Some things to keep in mind when it comes to Factitious Disorder are that people who have it tend to be in the hospital all the time; their condition is getting worse but no one seems to know why; and they are always eager to see a doctor, take medications, and sometimes even be operated on. You guys still look confused…let’s put this into perspective! An article published on Listverse, September of 2015, listed 10 eye-opening cases of Factitious Disorder, ranging from mothers lying about their kids being sick, to mothers poisoning their children and in some cases killing them. According to a Fox News article published April 8, 2015, Lacey Spears was sentenced twenty years in prison for poisoning. She loved the attention she got from her…show more content…
This is a waste of my time. I could be catching up on some sleep since I was up all night watching ‘The Office’”. Wake up wake up!! This is important! Whether you fake an illness or not, you all will be affected by Factitious Disorders in some way. People who have Factitious Disorder want our attention, our sympathy. Those who are real greedy look for financial benefit. Some look at celebrities, people we aspire to be like, who tweet about their depression or drug abuse. ALL of these things affect us, whether it be now or in the future. Let’s take a look at the financial side. Ahh yes kids, your mommies and daddies won’t be paying for your medical insurance forever! Speaking of medical insurance, have you ever thought about why it’s so expensive? According to the NCBI, a health care provider in Arizona sued a woman with Factitious Disorder because she kept coming to the hospital and would always assure the staff that she had medical insurance. However, that wasn’t the case. She pretended to be an insurance company representative so that she could get full coverage and wouldn’t have to a pay a penny, instead taking pennies from others pockets – A.K.A taxes! And where do we get medical insurance from? Taxes! And just think about how it’s such a waste of both the doctor’s time and the other patients time when people who don’t have an
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