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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Munchausen's syndrome is a psychiatric condition in which a person PRETENDS to have an illness that doesn't exist.
We hereby report a case of Munchausen's syndrome presented with the varying bleeding symptoms.
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.
Munchausen's Syndrome is the most severe form of factitious disorder.
Munchausen's syndrome is a factitious illness in which patients fabricate medical problems in order to receive medical attention.
A judge yesterday questioned whether the mother was suffering from Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy, a condition where people cause others suffering in an attempt to gain attention.
She was said to be suffering from factitious illness by proxy, a disorder previously referred to as Munchausen's syndrome by proxy.
The ex-Brookside star plays a nurse with Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy - the disorder which Allitt was said to suffer from and which made her inflict physical harm on others to gain attention.

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