Munchausen 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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ie has conducted a survey which found half of Irish workers fake illness to recover from summer festivals every year.
MONDAY has been stripped of its reputation as the worst day for sick leave with skivers more likely to make today the year's worst for fake illness.
North firms were expected to be hit by National Sickie Day today, with more workers phoning or texting their boss with a fake illness than on any day of the year, research claims.
Add that to almost three quarters of the country's skivers prefer to fake illness on a Monday, and that makes today the worst day of the year for employers.
She told the Radio Times: "I was so in love with mike from neighbours that I'd fake illness to stay off school and watch the 1.
They could fake illness because they can no longer face going to school or their standard of work suddenly drops.
The current situation has come about because workers feel the only way to take time off to fulfil wider commitments is to fake illness, hence the problems which are being reported.
In Family Affairs, steam is coming out of the ears of duped dad Gary Costello (Gary Webster) who is seeing red and the police over his wife Chrissy's (Kazia Pelka) deception about their daughter Chloe's (Leah Coombes) fake illness.
Research by business consultants the Employee Law Advisory Service suggests that post-Christmas blues, the wintry weather, credit card bills and a long wait until the next holiday combine to make today the day we are most likely to fake illness.
Add that to the fact that almost three-quarters of the country's skivers prefer to fake illness on a Monday, and that makes today the worst day of the year for employers.