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How is Munchausen syndrome diagnosed?

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Munchausen syndrome can be difficult to diagnose because the person who has it by definition is faking an illness. First, doctors have to rule out any physical and other mental illnesses. Then, if the pattern of symptoms suggest that they may be self-inflicted, the doctor likely will refer the person to a psychiatrist or other mental health professionals. They use interviews and other screening tools for Munchausen syndrome. A diagnosis is made based on the person’s attitude and behavior.

From: Munchausen Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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Mayo Clinic: "Munchausen Syndrome."

emedicine: "Munchausen Syndrome."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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