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Can munchausen syndrome be treated?

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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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 amenable to treatment, psychotherapy is the treatment of choice, with the goal of understanding the underpinnings of this desire to play the sick role (often the only means the person has found to ask for and receive nurturance).

In brief: 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 amenable to treatment, psychotherapy is the treatment of choice, with the goal of understanding the underpinnings of this desire to play the sick role (often the only means the person has found to ask for and receive nurturance).
Dr. Kevin Nasky
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