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munchausen syndrome in children

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Self illness: This disorder, named for a german storyteller, is a psychiatric condition in which the sufferer knowingly feigns illness and submits themselves to num ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Psychiatric illness: In this condition, the patient seeks medical care even though there is no underlying disease. It is probably an obsessive need for attention but take ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
62 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Possibly: There may be some hereditary predisposition. Munchausen syndrome was reported in two brothers, two twins and couple families.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
24 years experience Clinical Psychology
nature and nurture: Like most mental health conditions, munchausen's is most likely a complex interplay between the genome and developmental/ socioemotional influences.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
16 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, but difficult : People diagnosed with munchausen syndrome relish is assuming the 'sick role, ' so often reject treatment. In the rare cases that the person becomes am ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Get help now.: Munchausen syndrome can be very destructive. If you believe you have it or you have been diagnosed , therapy is essential. I have, over the course of ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
24 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Munchausen: Munchausen syndrome is a disorder whereby patients feign medical illness or induce harm to themselves in order to receive medical treatment. Munchause ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Munchausen synd.: Is a psychiatric illness where the person consciously fabricates illness or symptoms in order to assume the sick role. If is a severe form of factitio ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Build a history: Medical case literature provides compelling documentation of patients who have intentionally exaggerated, feigned, simulated, aggravated, or self-indu ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually children: Munchausen syndrome is a psychogenic condition in which the patient seeks out medical care including multiple operations for non-existent disease. By ... Read More

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