Factitious disorder
A factitious disorder is a condition in which a person acts as if they have an illness by deliberately producing, feigning, or exaggerating symptoms. Factitious disorder by proxy is a condition in whi...
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Münchausen syndrome by proxy
Münchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP or MBP) is a behaviour pattern in which a caregiver fabricates, exaggerates, or induces mental or physical health problems in those who are in their care. With decep...
Wendy Scott
Wendy Scott (1948, Wemyss, Scotland - October 14, 1999, London) was considered one of the most notable cases of Münchausen syndrome on record, in part because of the severity of her condition and in p...
Factitious diarrhea
Factitious diarrhea is a condition in which a person deliberately produces diarrhea, most commonly by surreptitious laxative abuse. They tend to be individuals with persistent and unexplained watery d...
Feigned madness
"Feigned madness" is a phrase used in popular culture to describe the assumption of a mental disorder for the purposes of evasion, deceit or the diversion of suspicion.
Investigative journalists a...
Münchausen syndrome
Munchausen syndrome, is a psychiatric factitious disorder wherein those affected feign disease, illness, or psychological trauma to draw attention, sympathy, or reassurance to themselves. It is also s...
The Sleeping Girl of Turville
Turville, shown within Buckinghamshire, UKEllen Sadler (May 15, 1859 – after 1901), sometimes called The Sleeping Girl of Turville, was a resident of Turville, a small village in Buckinghamshire ...
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David Southall
Professor David Southall OBE is a British paediatrician who is an expert in international maternal and child hospital healthcare and in child protection including the diagnosis of the controversial Fa...
Ganser syndrome
Ganser syndrome is a rare dissociative disorder previously classified as a factitious disorder. It is characterized by nonsensical or wrong answers to questions or doing things incorrectly, other diss...
Münchausen by Internet
Münchausen by Internet is a pattern of behavior in which Internet users seek attention by feigning illnesses in online venues such as chat rooms, message boards, and Internet Relay Chat (IRC). It has ...
Beverley Allitt
Beverley Gail Allitt (born 4 October 1968) is an English serial killer who was convicted of murdering four children, attempting to murder three other children, and causing grievous bodily harm to a fu...