Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    0 Post(s)
    0 Thread(s)

    Munchausen Syndrome

    I have been making up things to be wrong with me. I induce these Ideas and I get really sick - end up in hospital, I have been diagnosed with BPD. I want to stop this behavior but I have been doing it since I was 9. My biggest problem is the lying about all these things that are wrong me but in all actually I am really fine. I do it for the attention of others
    am I alone out here? ajg

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    8 Post(s)
    0 Thread(s)

    Munchausen Syndrome

    Not at all.

    This is one of the so-called Factitious Disorders in DSM-IV.

    For more information, see:

    Factitious Disorders, Munchausen & Munchausen by Proxy Page
    Comprehensive site dealing with factitious disorders, Munchausen syndrome, Munchausen by proxy, and malingering--conditions in which people falsify illness.

    A slide show from the University of Iowa Physician Assistant Program. pa/sresrch/Huynh/Huynh/sld001.htm

    eMedicine - Munchausen Syndrome : Article by William Ernoehazy, Jr ...
    Munchausen Syndrome - Factitious illnesses are unique difficulties for physicians. Patients who present with overt demonstrable symptoms but prove to have a ...

    Munchausen by Internet: Faking Illness Online
    Munchausen by Internet, where people are faking illness online happens in many health support groups. Here's how to spot these fakers.

    Chronic Illness: Munchausen by Internet: Faking Illness Online
    Based on experience with two dozen cases of Munchausen by Internet, ...
    When Munchausen by Internet seems likely, it is best to have a small number of ...

    Munchausen Syndrome and Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, a factsheet ...
    Munchausen Syndrome and Munchausen's Syndrome by proxy, a factsheet from the Mental Health Foundation.

    Munchausen syndrome -
    Munchausen syndrome, also called factitious disorder, is a serious condition in which a person tries to appear sick or hurt in order to get attention.

    Factitious Disorder - Munchausen Syndrome
    Factitious Disorders, Munchausen Syndrome major links to information, areas of information, research and academic interest. clinical_psychology_factitious_disorder1.htm



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Disclaimer: PsychLinks is not responsible for the content of posts or comments by forum members.

Additional Forum Web Design by PsychLinks
© All rights reserved.