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Author Feldman, Marc D., 1958-

Title Playing sick? : untangling the web of Munchausen syndrome, Munchausen by proxy, malingering & factitious disorder / Marc D. Feldman.

Imprint New York : Brunner-Routledge, c2004.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    616.8586 FEL    Available
Description xxx, 288 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-261) and index.
Contents Dying for attention -- Disease or deception? an overview of the issues -- Pseudologia fantastica: lies larger than life -- Invading the body: the enemy within -- Feverish ploys -- Out of control: when the ruse becomes real -- False accusations and the girl who cried "wolf" -- Drawing back the curtains: the motives behind the madness -- Mental masquerades -- Munchausen by proxy: when factitious disorder becomes abuse -- Munchausen by proxy 2: after detection -- Cyber-deception: virtual factitious disorder and Munchausen by internet -- People who care: the casualties of deception -- Conscience, ethics, and the law -- Detection and diagnosis -- Healing: intervention and treatment.
Subject Factitious disorders.
Munchausen syndrome.
Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
ISBN 0415949343 (hardcover)

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