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How do you recognize munchausen syndrome?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jason Adler
Dr. Jason Adler
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Dr. Nancy Liebler
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Hospitalizations

In chronic munchausen disorder, the person's plausible presentation of factitious physical symptoms is associated with multiple hospitalizations.
The person's entire life may consist of either trying to get admitted or to staying in hospitals. People with this disorder usually present their history with great dramatic flair.

In brief: Hospitalizations

In chronic munchausen disorder, the person's plausible presentation of factitious physical symptoms is associated with multiple hospitalizations.
The person's entire life may consist of either trying to get admitted or to staying in hospitals. People with this disorder usually present their history with great dramatic flair.
Dr. Nancy Liebler
Dr. Nancy Liebler
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