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Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1988 May;77(5):497-503.

Psychiatric Munchausen's syndrome. Literature review with case reports.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Beckenhem, Kent, England.

Abstract

The present study reviews the literature on Munchausen's syndrome. In a psychiatric hospital, out of a total of 775 admissions under the age of 65 in 1986, four patients were diagnosed as having Munchausen's syndrome (0.5%). The underlying pathology of these cases is discussed and suggestions for management and further research made.

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