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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CHEAPER sunshine breaks could be on the way as ministers crack down on fake sickness claims which cost tour operators a fortune in payouts.
Workers called Andy and Sarah are most likely to fake illness to get a day off work, while others likely to fake sickness include Steve, Paul, John and Dave.
Employers are of course entitled to monitor sick leave and take action in the event of fake sickness absence.
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.
Sixty per cent said fake sickness was used to extend holiday