The Psychology of Faking an Illness [Munchausen Syndrome]

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Discover the psychology of faking an illness – Munchausen Syndrome and Munchausen syndrome by proxy – in this video.

Factitious disorder and factitious disorder by proxy (formerly known as Munchausen syndrome and Munchausen syndrome by proxy) are poorly understood, and are both a controversial diagnosis. Treatment is very difficult. So in this MedCircle featured video, triple board-certified neuropsychologist Dr. Judy Ho breaks down what you need to know about the psychology behind the fraud of faking an illness – Munchausen syndrome and Munchausen syndrome by proxy

Additionally, Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) is emerging as a serious form of child abuse. A parent or caregiver will fake illness in another, usually children by mothers, to assume sick role by proxy. (NCBI)