Psychiatric Munchausen's syndrome

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  • D. Bhugra

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    1. Department of Psychiatry (Head: Professor G. Russell), Bethlem Royal Hospital, Beckenhem, Kent, England
      Dinesh Bhugra, M.B.B.S., M.R.C.Psych., L.M.S.S.A., Senior Registrar Psychiatry Bethlem Royal Hospital Monks Orchard Road Beckenham Kent England
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Dinesh Bhugra, M.B.B.S., M.R.C.Psych., L.M.S.S.A., Senior Registrar Psychiatry Bethlem Royal Hospital Monks Orchard Road Beckenham Kent England

Abstract

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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