Munchausen's syndrome


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Related to Munchausen's syndrome: Munchausen syndrome by proxy, Factitious disorder

Munchausen's syndrome

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(Psychiatry) a mental disorder in which a patient feigns illness to obtain hospital treatment
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Noun1.Munchausen's syndrome - syndrome consisting of feigning acute and dramatic illness for which no clinical evidence is ever found
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
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They even suggested I have Munchausen's syndrome by proxy.
She suffered a personality disorder, for which she was successfully treated, but social services officials still say she is likely to suffer from Munchausen's Syndrome by proxy.
ARE PARENTS INVOLVED IN MUNCHAUSEN BY PROXY CANDIDATES TO BE MUNCHAUSEN'S SYNDROME PATIENTS AFTER THEIR CHILDREN HAVE ALL GROWN UP?
One of the more well-known factitious illnesses is Munchausen's syndrome, in which affected patients repeatedly seek treatment for nonexistent acute illnesses while reporting a dramatic yet plausible history.
I wonder if this is a case of what was called Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy.
It is feared she may have a rare psychological disorder, Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy, in which sufferers harm others to attract attention.
CAN YOU RECOGNIZE MUNCHAUSEN'S SYNDROME BY PROXY (MSBP)?
Mrs Dunn said she later saw his medical notes which suggested she suffered from the attention-seeking disorder Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy - indicating Southall believed she harmed her daughter to draw attention for herself.
During her trial in 1993, the jury heard she suffered from the severe personality disorders Munchausen's syndrome and Munchausen's syndrome by proxy, where sufferers create dramas by either harming themselves or others to get attention.
The Effects of a Suspected Case of Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy on a Pediatric Nursing Staff.
Officials from the Child Protective Team of DCF accused the couple of child abuse and said that Sara Evans suffered from Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy (MSP).
But Northumberland social services fear Fran could develop Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy - a condition said to lead mums to seek attention by harming their child or by claiming it is ill.

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