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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Munchausen's syndrome is a psychiatric condition in which a person PRETENDS to have an illness that doesn't exist.
We hereby report a case of Munchausen's syndrome presented with the varying bleeding symptoms.
They even suggested I have Munchausen's syndrome by proxy.
This is a variation of Munchausen's Syndrome, a mental disorder characterized by someone acting as if they have a sickness, but in truth, they cause the symptoms.
It was only weeks later it was found that Kirkham, now 24, had Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy.
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.
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She had mental health problems as a teenager so Social Services think she may develop Munchausen's Disease, which causes mothers to harm their children in order to get attention.
MUNCHAUSEN'S syndrome by proxy is a psychological disorder that makes people fake or cause illness in others to get attention themselves.
Munchausen's Syndrome is the most severe form of factitious disorder.
Munchausen's syndrome is a factitious illness in which patients fabricate medical problems in order to receive medical attention.
It's of the upmost importance to realise, as I state in the accepted authoritative text on the matter in Uncommon Psychiatric Syndromes, that 'the diagnosis of Munchausen's by Proxy cannot be made without the mother undergoing an examination by a psychiatrist specialising in adult psychiatry, although it would be advisable for such an expert to co-operate closely with the paediatrician treating the child.
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