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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These may include the patient's inability or reluctance to cooperate with the health-care team, affective disorders, cognitive and behavioral disturbances, factitious disease, stress exceeding the patient's coping ability, manipulative attitudes, etc.
As with other forms of factitious disease, diagnosis of surreptitious laxative ingestion is difficult and often delayed for many years (3, 7-12).