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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"We accept that we made mistakes in the management of this case which we very much regret, particularly around our analysis of the 241-page forensic assessment provided by the medical expert instructed by all parties to carry out the assessment of the family, in relation to fabricated or induced illness.
This reference on fabricated or induced illness (FII) in a child (previously known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy) aims to promote a multidisciplinary and multi-agency approach with a child welfare focus.
By reading it, you'll learn not only about the science of exposure, but what the government is doing (or not doing) about it and where to go for help if you suspect your children have a chemically induced illness. You'll find out about the increasing influence of the chemical lobby in the Bush Administration, and you'll hear from doctors and parents about this problem we face.
Therefore, if rats emit a biologically significant odor when they are sick, one would expect the odor emission to occur following both pharmacologically and rotationally induced illness. In contrast, if the PPE is dependent on the rat's metabolizing LiCI, one would not anticipate any odorous emissions following rotation to have a pronounced effect on a naive observer.
Was this really an instance of "culturally induced illness" rooted in religious convictions?
Although people with this illness are most commonly said to have an environmentally induced illness or chemical hypersensitivity disease, other descriptive names have been applied, depending on the form of illness that causes the suffering.
A variant of Munchausen's is Munchausen's by Proxy or Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII).
"We are seeing some fantastic teachers lost to the profession, either temporarily or permanently, due to stress induced illness.
According to Miller, products intended to keep homes smelling fresh can set people up for a lifetime of chemically induced illness, and repeated exposure to small amounts of household chemicals can trigger symptoms to previously tolerated chemicals.
"We accept that we made mistakes in the management of this case which we very much regret, particularly around our analysis of the 241-page forensic assessment provided by the medical expert instructed by all parties to carry out the assessment of the family, in relation to fabricated or induced illness. "This assessment, the judge concluded, did not include sufficient evidence of fabricated or induced illness as had been concluded by the medical expert.
After six weeks on the diet, the animals had distinctly different responses when the scientists induced illness by introducing a substance (lipopolysaccharide) that causes the body to mimic a bacterial infection.
It was first recognised in 1977 and is more formally known as fabricated or induced illness.