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How do you recognize munchausen syndrome?

How do you recognize munchausen syndrome?

Munchausen: Munchausen syndrome is a disorder whereby patients feign medical illness or induce harm to themselves in order to receive medical treatment. Munchausen by proxy is a form of child abuse where a caretaker feigns or exaggerates medical illness in a child in order to subject them to unnecessary medical tests or treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of munchausen syndrome?

What are the symptoms of munchausen syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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What are possible early signs of munchausen syndrome?

On self or others: Possible early signs of factitious disorder or "m√ľnchausen syndrome, " include falsely presenting yourself as ill, impaired, or injured (deceptive behavior) when there are no obvious external rewards for doing so. ...Read more

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What is the diagnostic munchausen syndrome? What is the treatment?

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. ...Read more

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What are the tests that indicate munchausen syndrome?

No tests: There is no test for munchausen syndrome. The diagnosis is made by history and a high index of suspicion. ...Read more

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What to do if i know I have munchausen syndrome but i'm unsure what to do?

What to do if i know I have munchausen syndrome but i'm unsure what to do?

Find a psychologist: Find a psychologist and start working in therapy. It is a rare condition so it may be hard to find someone with expertise see how they feel about working with you. Let us know how it goes. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes munchausen syndrome by proxy?

Can anyone tell me what causes munchausen syndrome by proxy?

Vicarious attention: Many times this is driven by the need for attention which is gotten by, for example, a parent who continues to bring their child in for one ailment after another. Sometimes there is a component of self-validation by "needing to be needed" by a "sick" person for whom the person is giving care for these manufactured ailments. ...Read more