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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They even suggested I have Munchausen's syndrome by proxy.
One of the more well-known factitious illnesses is Munchausen's syndrome, in which affected patients repeatedly seek treatment for nonexistent acute illnesses while reporting a dramatic yet plausible history.
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.
A review of 298 cases was ordered in 2004 after three mothers were cleared of killing their children following concerns over misdiagnosis of Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy Prof Meadow's theories on child abuse have been used in social service hearings against hundreds of Midland parents, many of whom have had their children taken away.
She was said to be suffering from factitious illness by proxy, a disorder previously referred to as Munchausen's syndrome by proxy.
The ex-Brookside star plays a nurse with Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy - the disorder which Allitt was said to suffer from and which made her inflict physical harm on others to gain attention.
The youngster, known only as Child D, was taken from her parents' Bridgend home as a toddler in October 2000 when experts diagnosed them with Munchausen's syndrome by proxy, an illness where parents harm their children in order to get attention.
And in the case of Baron Munchausen's accounts of his extraordinary adventures in Russia, the truth was mostly absent.
Hanon, "Child Abuse: Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy," FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, December 1991, 8-11, and Kathryn A.
It is feared she may have a rare psychological disorder, Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy, in which sufferers harm others to attract attention.
Mrs Dunn said she later saw his medical notes which suggested she suffered from the attention-seeking disorder Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy - indicating Southall believed she harmed her daughter to draw attention for herself.
During her trial in 1993, the jury heard she suffered from the severe personality disorders Munchausen's syndrome and Munchausen's syndrome by proxy, where sufferers create dramas by either harming themselves or others to get attention.
The Effects of a Suspected Case of Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy on a Pediatric Nursing Staff.
Officials from the Child Protective Team of DCF accused the couple of child abuse and said that Sara Evans suffered from Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy (MSP).
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