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How is Munchausen syndrome treated?

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Someone with Munchausen syndrome constantly seeks medical care for invented illnesses. But they often will resist treatment for Munchausen tself. So their chances of recovery aren’t good.

The first aim of treatment is to change the person's medical care-seeking behavior. After that, therapy focuses on any underlying psychological issues that may be driving the person’s actions. Another key goal is to prevent the person from getting unneeded or dangerous medical care like surgery.

From: Munchausen Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Munchausen Syndrome."

emedicine: "Munchausen Syndrome."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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