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Patient or Pretender: Inside the Strange World of Factitious Disorders

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 30 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1174
  1. David Enoch

    Marc D Feldman, Charles V Ford, Toni Reinhold Wiley, pounds sterling 19.95, pp 228 ISBN 0-471-58080-5

    Factitious or feigned illness--including its extreme forms, Munchausen syndrome and Munchausen syndrome by proxy--is the focus of much interest in Britain, mainly as a result of celebrated cases reported widely in the press and the increasing demands made by such pretending or deceiving patients on doctors and the already strained resources of the NHS. …

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