Munchausen syndrome

Munchausen syndrome
a factitious disorder in which otherwise healthy individuals seek to hospitalize themselves with feigned or self-induced pathology in order to receive surgical or other medical treatment.
[1950-55; named after Baron von MÜNCHHAUSEN, whose fictionalized accounts of his own experiences suggest symptoms of the disorder]

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