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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Six per cent fabricated the death of a relative to explain their absence - more than the 1% who would fake sickness or the 5% who would lie about a domestic emergency.
The suggestion is that 25 million days are lost each year through fake sickness and similar causes.
It's certainly a more serious business for the men, with 10 per cent expressing their preference to be alone when they watch the games and 7 per cent prepared to fake sickness to see a game, in comparison to just 2 per cent of women on both counts.
Sixty per cent said fake sickness was used to extend holiday