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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Only a third tell the truth about their added-on day, with most blaming a fake illness, car trouble or a missed flight, a survey from travelsupermarket .
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.
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.
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.
The Doctor Doctor Ruse: If you've failed to stop the proposal and fluffed the response, you need to fake illness - fast.
The doctor doctor ruse If you've failed to stop the proposal and fluffed the response, you need to fake illness -fast.
In fact, when Lizzie's little brother, Matt (Jake Thomas), decides to fake illness to miss a math test, savvy mom Jo plays into his farce by force-feeding him borscht and quizzing him with fraction drills.
He did not fake illness and was advised a proper rest.
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.
When asked in January 1998, Prof Southall advised the local authority he believed Mrs M was suffering from Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy - where parents induce or fake illness in their children - and was a "high risk" to M2.
BRITAIN will 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, according to new research.