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What is the treatment of munchausen syndrome ?
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Psychotherapy maybe
Munchausen syndrome is a severe form of factitious disorder, the conscious production of fake illness behavior due to unconscious motivation.
Patients go from hospital to hospital with self-induced or made-up illness, & rarely accept psychiatric help. Thus, treatment is very difficult & often unsuccessful. Therapy aims to modify the behavior & quell unconscious urges: http://tinyurl.Com/acmts7.

In brief: Psychotherapy maybe
Munchausen syndrome is a severe form of factitious disorder, the conscious production of fake illness behavior due to unconscious motivation.
Patients go from hospital to hospital with self-induced or made-up illness, & rarely accept psychiatric help. Thus, treatment is very difficult & often unsuccessful. Therapy aims to modify the behavior & quell unconscious urges: http://tinyurl.Com/acmts7.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Psychotherapy
Munchausen syndrome is often caused by complex factors leading someone to have a large investment in actively causing the appearance of illness in a way that can fool health professionals.
This can cause great pain in one's life and the lives of loved ones. Many, many things can cause this. A thorough psychological evaluation would be very important, because psychotherapy is necessary.

In brief: Psychotherapy
Munchausen syndrome is often caused by complex factors leading someone to have a large investment in actively causing the appearance of illness in a way that can fool health professionals.
This can cause great pain in one's life and the lives of loved ones. Many, many things can cause this. A thorough psychological evaluation would be very important, because psychotherapy is necessary.
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Dr. Joseph Weiner
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