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I am a psychology student and recently watched this movie. Yes McMurphy faked being mentally ill to get out of his prison sentence and working on the farm. However, there is a mental disorder for this, which I believe is being portrayed here.

The metal disorder is called Malingering Disorder. In this disorder a person intentionally produces or grossly exaggerates physical symptoms and is motivated by external incentives like getting out of work, evading military service and criminal prosecution.

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