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What is the primary treatment for Munchausen syndrome?

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Munchausen syndrome is a type of mental illness. The main treatment is psychotherapy, also called talk therapy. It aims to help the person change their thinking and behavior. Family therapy also may be helpful to teach loved ones how not to reward or reinforce Munchausen behavior.

No medication can treat the disorder. But drugs can help with any related illnesses, like depression or anxiety. But medication must be carefully monitored to prevent the person with Munchausen from using it for harm.

From: Munchausen Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

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Mayo Clinic: "Munchausen Syndrome."

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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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