Munchausen's syndrome


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Related to Munchausen's syndrome: Munchausen syndrome by proxy, Factitious disorder
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syndrome consisting of feigning acute and dramatic illness for which no clinical evidence is ever found

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Although pulmonary manifestations of Munchausen's syndrome have been reported, (6) this appears to be the first documented case of tracheotomy bleeding associated with the disorder.
After Mr Bozier confronted Southall he again diagnosed the Munchausen's Syndrome and Hannah was taken into care.
MUNCHAUSEN'S syndrome by proxy is a psychological disorder that makes people fake or cause illness in others to get attention themselves.
He had been diagnosed as suffering from a personality disorder, schizophrenia and Munchausen's syndrome.
Sir Roy was acclaimed as an expert in cot death and how such deaths are differentiated from children harmed by their parents through Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy.
He was acclaimed as an expert in the field of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Sids) and how such deaths could be differentiated from children harmed by their parents - socalled Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy.
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.
He described research which found the sudden death of a child was a factor in mothers fabricating illness in a subsequent child - a condition known as Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy.
Following a psychiatric evaluation, we entertained a degree of suspicion that our patient had Munchausen's syndrome.
They claim they lost their children after experts diagnosed Munchausen's syndrome by proxy.
He is known for his 1977 academic paper in which he set down the diagnosis of Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP), in which parents are said to fabricate their child's illness, resulting in unnecessary hospital admissions and even death.
Her husband claims he knew nothing of the deception and it's now up to the American courts to decide if Terri is indeed suffering from Munchausen's syndrome by proxy (she 'made' Hannah ill for attention).
Sir Roy has also given evidence in several cases of the sudden deaths of babies, using the diagnosis of Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy to say parents or carers have intentionally harmed or killed their children while claiming it was natural illness.
In the second case Dean Lyons, who was charged and subsequently acquitted of the murder of Grangegorman victims Mary Callanan and Sylvia Shields was said to be suffering from Munchausen's Syndrome.
South was linked with studies into Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy (MSBF), where parents harm their children to seek attention.
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