Case Report: Recovering from Munchausen's Syndrome

the MPR take:

Munchausen's syndrome is a mental disorder in which individuals feign illness or intentionally injure themselves for attention. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), it is called Factitious Disorder and divided into the two categories of Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self and Factious Disorder Imposed on Another (formerly known as Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy). Approximately 1% of those admitted to hospitals are believed to suffer from Munchausen's syndrome.

Case Report: Recovering from Munchausen's Syndrome
Case Report: Recovering from Munchausen's Syndrome
Andrea Avigal, a former nurse and mother of two young daughters,intentionally injected herself with bacteria and nearly died of sepsis. Since childhood, she had suffered from Munchausen's syndrome, a psychiatric disorder that is rarely curable, drinking poison, starving herself and taking ...

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