Munchausen


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Münch·hau·sen

 (münKH′hou′zən) also Mun·chau·sen (mŭn′chou′-, mŭnch′hou′-), Baron Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von 1720-1797.
German nobleman who was the subject of a highly popular and ostensibly autobiographical book detailing his fantastic adventures as a soldier and sportsman.
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Munchausen

(German ˈmynçhauzən)
n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an exaggerated story
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a person who tells such a story
[C19: after Baron Münchhausen, subject of a series of exaggerated adventure tales written in English by R. E. Raspe (1737–94)]
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Noun1.Munchausen - German raconteur who told preposterous stories about his adventures as a soldier and hunterMunchausen - German raconteur who told preposterous stories about his adventures as a soldier and hunter; his name is now associated with any telling of exaggerated stories or winning lies (1720-1797)
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References in classic literature ?
More surprising things happened to him in Palestine than ever happened to any traveler here or elsewhere since Munchausen died.
Compliments have been pouring in for the soap star over her latest storyline, which has seen Maxine in the grip of the psychological disorder Munchausen's syndrome following a string of past traumas.
Investigators believe Roth might be suffering from Munchausen syndrome by proxy, which is a form of abuse wherein a caregiver fabricates an illness or injury to someone in their care to get sympathy for themselves.
Clarkson chillingly navigates Adora's conflicting sides: the grief-stricken mother of one dead child and another with a history of self-mutilation and alcoholism; the de facto ruler of a small town with a disturbing history; and, as it turns out, the woman suffering from a mental illness known as Munchausen by proxy, in which she makes a child sick to get attention from others and make the child dependent upon her.
Bass is a chilling follow up to Murder by Munchausen and The Darknet.
It discusses information related to the history of this specialty, the role of misdiagnosis, Munchausen syndrome by proxy, neglect, child abuse fatalities, child protective services, the court system, vicarious trauma, and the future of child abuse pediatrics, with cases from the author and other pediatricians incorporated in each chapter.
MUNCHAUSEN syndrome by proxy is a mental illness and a form of child abuse.
Hannah Turtle, who murdered her baby son, James, was diagnosed with Munchausen syndrome by proxy after she poisoned and suffocated the baby.
By the looks of it, Munchausen's syndrome is almost always a diagnosis by hindsight.
However, doctors suspect Ms Bowen-Wright suffers from what they call Munchausen syndrome by proxy.For now, Baron von Munchausen's story will remain aside.
The most serious and chronic type of factitious disorder is Munchausen syndrome.