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what are the symptoms of munchausen syndrome?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 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 factitious disorder, where person is described as a pathologic lier, has been hospitalized numerous times for vague complaints, is doctor shopping, and has high level of medical knowledge. Only treatment is setting limits & psychotherapy.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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