Munchausen syndrome

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Related to Factitious Illness: Munchausen Disease, Hospital Hopper Syndrome
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Synonyms for Munchausen syndrome

syndrome consisting of feigning acute and dramatic illness for which no clinical evidence is ever found

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Cathy has now been entirely free of her factitious illness behaviors for five years.
A factitious illness is one in which a patient consciously and deliberately presents with a self-induced injury or a false history in order to mislead a physician into making an erroneous diagnosis and administering some type of treatment.
A therapeutic confrontation approach to treating patients with factitious illness.
The judge said she was said to be suffering from factitious illness, formerly known as Munchausen's by proxy, and the answer might lie in her earlier life.
He said the behaviour was typical of factitious illness by proxy where someone fabricates illness in another.