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Factitious Disorders (Munchausen Syndrome)

Patients with this disorder knowingly fake symptoms, but do so for psychological reasons not for monetary or other discrete objectives as in the case of Malingering. The major feature of Factitious Disorder by Proxy is the deliberate production or feigning of physical or psychological symptoms in another person who is under that individual's care.

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PsychNet-UK Factitious Disorder - (Munchausen Syndrome) Information Sheet - Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.

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An Overview of Factitious Disorders - Mental illness describes abnormal cognitive or emotional patterns related to how a person thinks, feels, acts, and/or relates to others and his or her surroundings. Factitious disorders are mental disorders in which a person acts as if he or she has a physical or mental illness when, in fact, he or she has consciously created his or her symptoms. - 3/5
Factitious Disorder - Munchausen syndrome, Munchausen's syndrome, Munchausen syndrome by proxy, Munchausen's syndrome by proxy, FD, factitious illness, pseudologia fantastica, Ganser syndrome, narcissism, sociopathy, somatoform illnesses, malingering, somatization disorder, conversion disorder, hypochondriasis, pseudocyesis, pain disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, major depression, delusional disorder, somatic delusions 3/5
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Factitious Disorder with Psychological Signs and Symptoms. 3/5 
Factitious Disorder - An Article. Author: Todd S Elwyn, JD, MD,- Factitious disorder refers to the psychiatric condition in which a patient deliberately produces or falsifies symptoms of illness for the sole purpose of assuming the sick role. Not Rated
  
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PsychNet-UK Factitious Disorder by Proxy - (Muchausen Sysndrome by Proxy) Information Sheet - Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.

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A Dangerous Kind of Maltreatment - Munchausen by Proxy - Factitious Disorder by Proxy Louisa J. Lasher.- Munchausen by Proxy (MBP) - also known as Factitious Disorder by Proxy, Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome, and Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy - is a very real and very dangerous form of maltreatment (abuse/neglect). 3/5
Mothers Against Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy Allegations -  M.A.M.A. was started in response to the fast growing number of false allegations of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP). Parents are being accused of making their own children ill. Increasingly, families across America, Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand are being destroyed by doctors and other professionals who make unwarranted allegations against desperate mothers of chronically/critically ill children. 3/5
Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy Resources. Excellent links to articles on MP 3/5 
Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy (MSP) - Munchausen's Syndrome refers to a psychiatric disorder where patients pretend to have illnesses, and therefore are subjected to many medical tests and surgical procedures. Of course, these would never have been performed if the patient had not tried to fabricate them. However, the most notorious patients have often had dozens of surgical procedures for factitious (false) symptoms. Thus, this is a form of self-mutilation. 3/5
  
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Spectrum of Factitious Disorders
Do No Harm? Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy: Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome
Somatoform and Factitious Disorders

The Spectrum of Factitious Disorders (Clinical Practice) (Hardcover)

Do No Harm? Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy: Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome

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