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Munchausen syndrome - Better Health Channel -open

Munchausen syndrome is a mental disorder in which a person fakes illness to gain attention and sympathy. Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MBP) – when the person fakes illness in someone else, usually a child – is another disorder that is often confused with Munchausen syndrome. Munchausen syndrome is also known as factitious disorder.


Mental illness treatments - Better Health Channel -open

When someone first starts to develop symptoms of mental illness, contact a doctor or a community mental health service for help. Treatment in the community, rather than in a hospital, is thought to be better for a person's mental health. Effective treatment involves more than medications.



Munchausen's syndrome

NHS Choices (UK)