WHAT IS THE FALSE STALKING SYNDROME AND MENTAL HEALTH?

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST/COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

It is estimated that around 1/24
people who are convinced they are being stalked, actually aren’t. About 1/49
people who ARE being stalked don’t believe they are. Some people who claim they are being stalked
suffer from “false stalking syndrome.” This is a pattern of behaviour that can
confuse the courts, law enforcement and friends of the “victim”. False stalking syndrome is similar to
Munchausen’s Syndrome. This is a disorder where people go to the doctor for
attention, sympathy and support from others.
Women with false stalking syndrome will go to police, friends and so on,
to establish support, gain friendships and escape other problems in their
lives. It has not been established whether men have this syndrome.

Women with this condition typically
are:

  • 1- Dramatic
  • 2- Sexually provocative
  • 3- Live chaotic lives
  • 4- Have financial problems
  • 5- Dysfunctional histories, probably involving drug or
    alcohol abuse.
  • 6- Have a history…

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