Munchausen's syndrome--more common than we realize?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/110006
Title:
Munchausen's syndrome--more common than we realize?
Authors:
Doherty, A M; Sheehan, J D
Affiliation:
Department of Adult Psychiatry, UCD/Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, 63 Eccles St, Dublin 7. annedohertyemail@gmail.com
Citation:
Munchausen's syndrome--more common than we realize? 2010, 103 (6):179-81 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Jun-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/110006
PubMed ID:
20669602
Abstract:
Munchausen's syndrome is a condition whereby a patient deliberately simulates symptoms of an illness in order to gain admission to hospital and gain the sick role. It is an uncommon condition and is possibly underdiagnosed. This case-series examines the cases of three patients with Munchausen's syndrome who presented to a Dublin hospital within a four-month period. Two of the presentations involved the feigning of psychiatric symptoms. It is important that clinicians not only in psychiatry, but in all medical specialities have an awareness of this disorder, so that unnecessary procedures and treatments may be avoided.
Language:
en
ISSN:
0332-3102

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDoherty, A Men
dc.contributor.authorSheehan, J Den
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-20T15:42:40Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-20T15:42:40Z-
dc.date.issued2010-06-
dc.identifier.citationMunchausen's syndrome--more common than we realize? 2010, 103 (6):179-81 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20669602-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/110006-
dc.description.abstractMunchausen's syndrome is a condition whereby a patient deliberately simulates symptoms of an illness in order to gain admission to hospital and gain the sick role. It is an uncommon condition and is possibly underdiagnosed. This case-series examines the cases of three patients with Munchausen's syndrome who presented to a Dublin hospital within a four-month period. Two of the presentations involved the feigning of psychiatric symptoms. It is important that clinicians not only in psychiatry, but in all medical specialities have an awareness of this disorder, so that unnecessary procedures and treatments may be avoided.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleMunchausen's syndrome--more common than we realize?en
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Adult Psychiatry, UCD/Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, 63 Eccles St, Dublin 7. annedohertyemail@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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