Munchausen syndrome (factitious disorder imposed on self) is when someone tries to get attention and sympathy by falsifying, inducing, and/or exaggerating an illness. They lie about symptoms, sabotage medical tests (like putting blood in their urine), or harm themselves to get the symptoms. Diagnosing and treating Munchausen syndrome is difficult because of the person’s dishonesty.
Possible warning signs of Munchausen syndrome include the following:
- Dramatic but inconsistent medical history. Unclear symptoms that are not controllable and that become more severe or change once treatment has begun.
- Problems with identity and self-esteem.
- Predictable relapses following improvement in the condition.
- Extensive knowledge of hospitals and/or medical terminology, as well as the textbook descriptions of illnesses. Medical knowledge may be quite extensive from many hospitalizations, or from a prior job.
- Presence of multiple surgical scars.
- Appearance of new or additional symptoms following negative test results.
- Presence of symptoms only when the patient is alone or not being observed (e.g. seizures or passing out).
- Willingness or eagerness to have medical tests, operations, or other procedures. More comfortable being in the hospital than you might think.
- History of seeking treatment at numerous hospitals, clinics and doctors' offices, possibly even in different cities.
- Reluctance by the patient to allow healthcare professionals to meet with or talk to family, friends, or prior healthcare providers.
Homoeopathy today is a rapidly growing system and is being practiced all over the world. It strength lies in its evident effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. When is concerned there are many effective medicines available in Homoeopathy , but the selection depends upon the individuality of the patient , considering mental and physical symptoms
Few homoeopathic medicine can be thought of in the treatment of Munchausen syndrome are:
AURUM MET. OPIUM STRAMONIUM, ETC.