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Munchausen syndrome is a mental illness in which an adult repeatedly acts as if he or she is sick, when there is no illness present. It is a serious disorder because some people will hurt themselves to produce symptoms of an illness. Symptoms include eagerness to undergo medical tests or procedures, dramatic medical history, unclear symptoms, multiple scars on the body, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how Munchausen syndrome is caused as well as its symptoms, treatments, statistics, and more.

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Telling loved ones about a diagnosis of mental illness can be hard, given the prevalence of stigma and ignorance in regards to mental illness. The good news is you have control over who you tell, and WebMD can help guide you through the process.

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