Playing Sick?: Untangling the Web of Muchausen Syndrome, Munchausen by Proxy, Malingering, and Factitious Disorder / Edition 1

Playing Sick?: Untangling the Web of Muchausen Syndrome, Munchausen by Proxy, Malingering, and Factitious Disorder / Edition 1

by Marc D. Feldman, Feldman Feldman, Roxenne Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415949343

ISBN-13: 9780415949347

Pub. Date: 06/03/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this book Marc Feldman, describes people's strange motivations to fabricate or induce illness or injury to satisfy emotional needs, luring doctors and family members into a costly, frustrating, and potentially deadly web of deceit that is estimated to drain billions of dollars each year from the healthcare industry.

Overview

In this book Marc Feldman, describes people's strange motivations to fabricate or induce illness or injury to satisfy emotional needs, luring doctors and family members into a costly, frustrating, and potentially deadly web of deceit that is estimated to drain billions of dollars each year from the healthcare industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415949347
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/03/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
778,745
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of 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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