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 seem devoted to the child, which makes it hard for health professionals to see a diagnosis of Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
The former nurse was diagnosed as suffering from Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSbP) when she carried out the attacks between 1991 and 1993.
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSbP), also known as pediatric condition falsification, is a mental disorder in which a parent, often a mother, fabricates illness in a child in order to gain attention from medical staff.
Munchausen syndrome by proxy (SMP): an extreme form of child abuse with a special forensic challenge.
7) Jon Nielsen, Doctors Believe Mother Has Munchausen Syndrome by
Both hypokalemia and factitious hematuria occasionally have been reported in Munchausen syndrome but never in the same patient.
Medical child abuse; beyond Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
For the first time, the family physician openly suggested considering the possibility of Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSP).
Her father, Dr Richard Asher, was the first psychiatrist to identify Munchausen syndrome.
A I think you're referring to Munchausen syndrome by proxy, where a parent will deliberately fabricate an illness in their child to get attention, even making them ill deliberately to do so.
Allitt was said at her trial to have been suffering from the rare Munchausen Syndrome, in which sufferers harm themselves or others for attention.
Campaigners claimed Dr Peter Davis had worked closely with Sir Meadow on a paper called Epidemiology of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy was invented by the now discredited Sir Roy Meadow, and is considered questionable, to say the least.
The psychiatric presentations of Munchausen syndrome can be especially complicated, as they are usually associated with less objective evidence than are medical presentations (Box).
The morning started with keynote speaker Michel Bland from Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) speaking about Munchausen syndrome by proxy.