A serial Munchausen syndrome by proxy - Unal EO, Ünal V, Gul A, Celtek M, Dıken B, Balcıoğlu I.

Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) is a form of child abuse that describes children whose parents or caregivers invent illness stories and substantiate the stories by fabricating false physical signs. Through this case report, a serial MSBP case is presen...
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tl,dr: Adult client has trauma history, family history SMI/legal trouble, presents for ASD eval. EMR is excruciatingly long, discovered many inconsistencies and omissions even of recent events in client's inital interview, further digging makes me feel something is "off" / suspect; is client highly medical seeking even when unnecessary and what to do about that? Don't trust patient report, concerned about overutilization of healthcare and corresponding lack of sufficiently addressing... Read more
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums
Factitious disorders and Munchausen syndromes present with history and physical symptoms to all specialties, and they are often extensively evaluated. Diagnosis of Munchausen syndrome is a challenge and patients often do not receive the correct diagnosis a...
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Conclusions Patients with FD who present to plastic surgeons are high risk: the majority require surgical intervention for severe self-injury, and many engage in harmful behaviors, such as “doctor-shopping.” Early recognition of FD in plastic surgery is, therefore, crucial and may be achieved via careful examination of lesions for unusual morphology. Medical records may reveal extensive health care service use and negative investigations. Finally, plastic surgeons may play an important role in managing such patients. Management strategies include direct observation by nursing staff in the postoperative peri...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research
Medics are being trained to spot evidence of Munchausen syndrome by proxy which sees parents deliberately lying about their child's symptoms so they have to go unnecessary tests.
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Pediatric presentations of factitious disorder (Munchausen syndrome) remain underdiagnosed and poorly understood compared to adult cases. The purpose of this study is to review the current literature on child and adolescent factitious disorder in order to ...
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Source: Dermatologic Surgery - Category: Dermatology Tags: Letters and Communications Source Type: research
To learn about the imaging characteristics of pulmonary emboli caused by metallic mercury and be aware that an underlying psychiatric condition might exist when mercury poisoning is not caused by occupational exposure. AbstractTo learn about the imaging characteristics of pulmonary emboli caused by metallic mercury and be aware that an underlying psychiatric condition might exist when mercury poisoning is not caused by occupational exposure.
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First, some comments about terminology. Visual loss without organic basis is variously termed hysterical, malingering, factitious, non-organic, non-physiologic, functional, psychogenic, and medically unexplained. I avoid the term hysterical because has been used specifically as a psychiatric diagnosis and has an implicit gender bias. Malingering imputes motives that are difficult to demonstrate objectively. I reserve factitious for conditions actively cause by the patient, e.g. corneal injury as the result of the purposeful use of ocular irritants, or by someone else, sometimes called Munchausen by proxy.
Source: Survey of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Editorials Source Type: research
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