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What causes Munchausen syndrome?

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Researchers don’t know exactly what causes this mental disorder. But they’re studying both biological and psychological factors. It’s possible that abuse or neglect during childhood or a history of frequent hospitalization for illnesses may play a role in Munchausen syndrome. Personality disorders, which many people with Munchausen also have, could be another link.

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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