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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68-70

Munchausen syndrome: Playing sick or sick player

1 Department of Psychiatry, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Base Hospital Delhi, Delhi, India

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Jyoti Prakash
Prof. Psychiatry, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune - 411 013, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-6748.144975

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Munchausen syndrome is rare factitious disorder which entails frequent hospitalization, pathological lying and intentional production of symptoms for sick role. Management requires collateral history taking, sound clinical approach, exclusion of organicity and addressing psychological issues. A case which presented with unusual symptoms of similar dimension is discussed here. The case brings out finer nuances in evaluation and management of this entity .

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