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Is it correct to refer to munchausen by proxy as a mental illness?

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Dr. James Mirabile
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In brief: Munchausens

Munchausen syndrome is a type of factitious disorder, or mental illness, when a person repeatedly acts as if he or she has a physical or mental disorder where in fact they themselves have caused the symptoms.
People with factitious disorders have an inner need to be seen as ill or injured.

In brief: Munchausens

Munchausen syndrome is a type of factitious disorder, or mental illness, when a person repeatedly acts as if he or she has a physical or mental disorder where in fact they themselves have caused the symptoms.
People with factitious disorders have an inner need to be seen as ill or injured.
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