Munchausen syndrome: pretending to be ill
What we know about this so-called factitious disorder
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Why would anyone pretend to ill? Well, there are obvious financial reasons of having paid sick leave, but Munchausen syndrome is something darker than just someone trying to take advantage of their employer or the government. This mental disorder is difficult to spot, diagnose, and treat. Those who suffer from Munchausen syndrome can trick healthcare professionals and those around them to believe they are indeed sick. And the consequences can be disastrous.
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