• Factitious disorder imposed on self, also known as Munchausen syndrome, is a factitious disorder wherein those affected feign disease, illness, or psychological trauma to draw attention, sympathy, or reassurance to themselves. (wikipedia.org)
  • Munchausen syndrome fits within the subclass of factitious disorder with predominantly physical signs and symptoms, but patients also have a history of recurrent hospitalization, travelling, and dramatic, extremely improbable tales of their past experiences. (wikipedia.org)
  • A summary of more common and reported cases of factitious disorder (Munchausen syndrome), and the laboratory tests used to differentiate these from authentic disease is provided below: There are several symptoms that together point to factitious disorder, including frequent hospitalizations, knowledge of several illnesses, frequently requesting medication such as pain killers, openness to extensive surgery, few or no visitors during hospitalizations, and exaggerated or fabricated stories about several medical problems. (wikipedia.org)
  • In some extreme cases, people suffering from Munchausen syndrome are highly knowledgeable about the practice of medicine and are able to produce symptoms that result in lengthy and costly medical analysis, prolonged hospital stays, and unnecessary operations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some theories suggest that a history of abuse or neglect as a child, or a history of frequent illnesses requiring hospitalization, might be factors associated with the development of this syndrome. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Those with Munchausen syndrome are extremely good at faking illnesses that even the best of health experts may not be able to see through them. (medindia.net)
  • According to this article on WebMD.com , the only treatment for Munchausen syndrome is psychotherapy, and medications are only prescribed to treat related illnesses, such as depression or anxiety. (nobullying.com)
  • Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome, also known as MODS, can occur after any severe injury or disease process that activates a large systemic inflammatory response which includes any kind of shock (Sole, 2013, 283). (bartleby.com)
  • Over the years he has performed significant research on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). (medicalkidnap.com)
  • Eleven of the deaths had been classified as sudden infant death syndrome but after CVS, four parents admitted to suffocating eight of these siblings. (aappublications.org)
  • In the 52 siblings of the 46 controls, 2 had died: one from hypoplastic left heart at 5 days and the other suddenly and unexpectedly (classified as sudden infant death syndrome) at 7 weeks. (aappublications.org)
  • Asher believes that medical reports of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy are usually made of fantasies and falsehoods and that the most interesting thing about it is that it is senseless (Campbell V, McDougall, Justice G., 2015). (bartleby.com)
  • Perhaps not surprisingly, Munchausen patients are often well-versed in medicine and medical conditions. (howstuffworks.com)
  • medical citation needed] Arrhythmogenic Munchausen syndrome describes individuals who simulate or stimulate cardiac arrhythmias to gain medical attention. (wikipedia.org)
  • Newman, who authorities believe may be suffering from Munchausen syndrome by proxy, is accused of faking medical information about her young daughter at hospitals in multiple states-including Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Tennessee-making it more difficult for those who treated her to have an accurate sense of her prior medical records, according to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel . (oxygen.com)
  • Nursing Care in Multi-Organ Disfunction Syndrome When a patient enters the Emergency Department (ED), immediate and accurate assessment is mandatory to ensure prompt medical diagnosis and appropriate care. (bartleby.com)
  • Munchausen syndrome is a mysterious disease and for this reason, it is very hard to treat. (medindia.net)