Munchausen's syndrome


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

Munchausen's syndrome

n
(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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But social services at Northumberland County Council fear she is at risk of developing Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy - a controversial condition said to lead mothers to seek attention by harming their child or claiming it is ill - and told Miss Lyon her baby would be placed in special care within half an hour of delivery.
Earlier, McDaid, who is suffering from the rare condition Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy, heard Louise Arrol, defending, plead for her to be put on probation and given psychiatric help.
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.