"A different kind of moral judgment is cast depending upon whether one conceptualizes FND as etiologically a neurological or mental disorder. If the patient has a diseased mind, the patient is more blameworthy for the illness; if the patient has a diseased body, then the patient is less responsible. In fact, the DSM distinguishes functional disorders (conversion disorder) from intentional maladies such as malingering or factitious disorder, however, neurologists do not universally accept this distinction with the conviction that a patients’ conscious intention to manifest in functional symptoms is not possible to determine or differentiate."
Whether my symptoms are conscious or intentional will be debated by those not living in my body and experiencing them first hand. I expect that from the ignorant. On the other hand, there can be no such debate with regard to a "medical professional" who entirely refuses to accept the above distinction. That refusal IS clearly conscious and intentional. And demonstrates his FACTITIOUS CLAIM with regard to being an actual doctor, whatever his professional paperwork may claim.