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Munchausen Syndrome

Munchausen Syndrome

The reported severity of the complaints in this patient appears grossly out of proportion given gathered information and clinical observations. What's your diagnosis?

Reporting of symptoms that are beyond available medical evidence is a central feature of malingering and related conditions, making the clinical differentiation of these disorders a challenge.

What do you include in your differential diagnosis if you suspect Munchausen syndrome? Take the quiz and learn more.

A panel of experts at the APA Annual Meeting discussed how changes in DSM-5 may affect clinical practice. Highlights here.

The primary difference between malingering and factitious disorder is the question of motivation.

Staying empathic and keeping the conflict within the patient instead of between the patient and health care provider, is a key to successful management.


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