Munchausen syndrome

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Munchausen syndrome

[′mu̇n‚chau̇z·ən ‚sin‚drōm]
(psychology)
A personality disorder in which the patient describes dramatic but false symptoms or simulates acute illness, happily undergoing examinations, hospitalization, and diagnostic and therapeutic manipulations, and upon discovery of the real nature of his case often leaves without notice and moves on to another hospital.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Fabricated or Induced Illness may even be more difficult to diagnose because the child is really a victim.
"Whatever the outcome, I hope that this hearing does not overshadow all the work he has completed over his long and distinguished career, including on Fabricated or Induced Illness, which was formerly known as Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.
LAST week in Australiaan international conference was held which brought together for the first time doctors, scientists, social workers, psychologists and politicians to discuss Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy or Fabricated or Induced Illness, as it's now been re-named.
Twelve of the 22 local authorities in Wales, including Ceredigion, Conwy, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Powys and Ynys Mon reported an increase in days lost due to stress induced illness by teachers.
'Fabricated or induced illness' is the preferred term and it is very rare - perhaps 50 cases in the UK every year.
They included no action on toxic levels of two drugs found in his system during a hospital visit, a complaint to social services by Michael's gran that she thought he was being harmed and a neurosurgeon's concerns that he might be a victim of "induced illness".
'It's the lead case on induced illness, which is commonly known as Munchausen's syndrome by proxy,' she said.
They included no action on toxic levels of two drugs found in his system during a a hospital visit, a complaint to social services by Michael's gran that she thought he was being harmed and a neurosurgeon's concerns he may be a victim of "induced illness".
How much money would the NHS save if lactose induced illness was eradicated?: Which foods contain lactose:Reading food labels - what contains lactose and how much: Lactose: Yes (100%) Milk (cow's, goat's or ewe's): Yes (high) Milk powder: Yes (high) Skimmed milk or skimmed milk powder: Yes (high) Milk solids: Yes Whey or whey powder: Yes (high) Cheese: Yes (variable) Cream: Yes Buttermilk: Yes Chocolate: Yes Yoghurt: Some Margarine: Maybe Curd: Maybe Added sugar: Maybe Milk protein or caseinate: No (may have a little) Glucose: No Sucrose: No