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Author Feldman, Marc D
Title Playing Sick? : Untangling the Web of Munchausen Syndrome, Munchausen by Proxy, Malingering, and Factitious Disorder
Imprint Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 2004
©2004
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (320 pages)
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Note Cover -- Playing Sick?: Untangling the Web of Munchausen Syndrome, Munchausen by Proxy, Malingering & Factitious Disorder -- Copyright -- Contents -- Author's Note -- Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Dying for Attention -- 2 Disease of Deception? An Overview of the Issues -- 3 Pseudologia Fantastica: Lies Larger than Life -- 4 Invading the Body: The Enemy Within -- 5 Feverish Ploys -- 6 Out of Control: When the Ruse Becomes Real -- 7 False Accusations and the Girl Who Cried "Wolf -- 8 Drawing Back the Curtains: The Motives Behind the Madness -- 9 Mental Masquerades -- 10 Munchausen by Proxy: When Factitious Disorder Becomes Abuse -- 11 Munchausen by Proxy 2: After Detection -- 12 Cyber-Deception: Virtual Factitious Disorder and Munchausen by Internet -- 13 People Who Care: The Casualties of Deception -- 14 Conscience, Ethics, and the Law -- 15 Detection and Diagnosis -- 16 Healing: Intervention and Treatment -- Notes -- Selected Readings -- Selected Websites -- Index
Taken from bizarre cases of real patients, Playing Sick? is the first book to chronicle the devastating impact of phony illnesses--factitious disorders and Munchausen syndrome--on patients and caregivers alike. Based on years of research and clinical practice, Playing Sick? provides the clues that can help practitioners and family members recognize these disorders, avoid invasive procedures, and sort out the motives that drive people to hurt themselves and deceive others. With insight and years of hands-on experience, Feldman shows how to get these emotionally ill patients the psychiatric help they need
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Feldman, Marc D. Playing Sick? : Untangling the Web of Munchausen Syndrome, Munchausen by Proxy, Malingering, and Factitious Disorder Florence : Taylor & Francis Group,c2004 9780415949347
Subject Factitious disorders.;Malingering.;Munchausen syndrome.;Munchausen syndrome by proxy
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