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    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

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    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.
    www.munchausen.com

    MUNCHAUSEN SYNDROME BY PROXY
    A slide show from the University of Iowa Physician Assistant Program.
    www.medicine.uiowa.edu/ 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 ...
    www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic322.htm

    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.
    www.healthyplace.com/site/article_faking_2.asp

    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 ...
    http://www.selfhelpmagazine.com/arti...ic/faking.html

    Munchausen Syndrome and Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, a factsheet ...
    Munchausen Syndrome and Munchausen's Syndrome by proxy, a factsheet from the Mental Health Foundation.
    www.mentalhealth.org.uk/page.cfm?pagecode=PMAMMU

    Munchausen syndrome - MayoClinic.com
    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.
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mun...ndrome/AN00327

    Factitious Disorder - Munchausen Syndrome
    Factitious Disorders, Munchausen Syndrome major links to information, areas of information, research and academic interest.
    www.psychnet-uk.com/clinical_psychology/ clinical_psychology_factitious_disorder1.htm

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