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Factitious :Psychological | Physical | Combined | Factitious Disorder NOS

  • Asher-Meadow Center - Information, link, books, case studies, news and support center for Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.

  • Betrayed The Dilemma of Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy - Article describing the effects and outcomes of people around those with this disorder.

  • Dr. Marc Feldman's Munchausen Syndrome - Comprehensive site dealing with factitious disorders, Munchausen syndrome, and Munchausen by proxy--conditions in which people falsify illness for attention.

  • Factitious Disorder - Munchausen Syndrome - Patients with this disorder knowingly fake symptoms, but do so for psychological reasons not for monetary or other discrete objectives as in the case of Malingering. They usually prefer the sick role and may move from hospital to hospital in order to receive care. They are usually loners with an early childhood background of trauma and deprivation. PsychNet.UK.

  • Factitious Disorder by Proxy - Munchausen syndrome by proxy - The major feature of Factitious Disorder by Proxy is the deliberate production or feigning of physical or psychological symptoms in another person who is under that individual's care. The motive for the perpetrator's behavior is thought to be a psychological need to assume the sick role by proxy. PsychNet.UK.

  • Factitious Disorder By Proxy/Munchausen By Proxy Syndrome - Information on the disorder and how to succeed in a MSP case, a knowledge quiz, and resources.

  • Ganser's Syndrome - Ganser's Syndrome is a factitious disorder, characterised by the individual mimicking behaviour yhey think are typical of a psychosis, by providing nonsensical or wrong answers to questions, and doing things incorrectly. The answers given, however, are usually so close to the question as to reveal that the patient has understood the question. PsychNet.UK.

  • Malingering - Malingering is a deliberate behavior for a known external purpose. It is not considered a form of mental illness or psychopathology, although it can occur in the context of other mental illnesses. Malingering can be expressed in several forms from pure malingering in which the individual falsifies all symptoms to partial malingering in which the individual has symptoms but exaggerates the impact which they have upon daily functioning. PsychNet.UK.

  • Mothers Against Munchausen Syndrome - M.A.M.A. was started in response to the fast growing number of false allegations of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP). Parents are being accused of making their own children ill.

  • Munchausen by Proxy and Sexual Abuse - Comprehensive coverage of Munchausen by proxy child abuse and its interface with sexual abuse allegations.

  • Munchausen Syndrome - Frequently Asked Questions - Offers tid bits to shed light on this "factitious disorder".

  • Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy - A slide show on the disorder.

  • Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy Resources - Listings of links to articles, agencies, organizations and websites to find help and information.

  • On Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy (MSP) - Information on MSP from the SIDS Network.

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