Munchausen Syndrome - Signs and Symptoms

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What are Munchausen syndrome symptoms and signs?

The specific signs and symptoms of Munchausen syndrome can be extremely varied, from heart symptoms like fainting and chest pain, to ear problems seen by specialists in that area, to overtly psychiatric symptoms like hallucinations. Although the specific symptoms that the individual complains of are nearly limitless, sufferers may have in common a tendency to seek care from multiple care providers and hospitals, seem excessively pleased to be subjected to multiple tests and procedures, have symptoms that are vague and/or inconsistent with test results, have an illogical course to their illness, usually worsening, an unwillingness to allow current health care professionals to talk to family members or previous care providers, and an excessive desire to receive medications. Interestingly, the symptoms of Munchausen syndrome are very similar in children and adolescents as they are in adults.

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