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Playing Sick? Untangling the Web of Munchausen Syndrome, Munchausen by Proxy, Malingering, and Factitious Disorder

Author: Marc D Feldman
Publisher: Hoboken Taylor and Francis 2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marc D Feldman
ISBN: 9780415949347 0415949343 9781136748769 1136748768
OCLC Number: 911177541
Description: 1 online resource (320 Seiten)
Contents: Gregory, Forewod. Preface. Acknowledgements. Hamilton, Introduction. 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 II: 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. Selected Readings. Selected Websites. Index.

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Taken from bizarre cases of real patients, "Playing Sick?" is the first book to chronicle the devastating impact of phony illnesses--fictitious disorders and Munchausen syndrome--on patients and  Read more...

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"Marc Feldman's advocacy and educational writing on MBP is fresh, personable and impassioned. That such a collection of information has been brought together in one successful book is a benefit and Read more...

 
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