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What are the complications of Munchausen syndrome?

Joni Johnston
Psychology

People with Munchausen syndrome have such a compelling need to assume the sick role that they will literally risk killing themselves with unnecessary medical procedures or self-inflicted medical conditions. In addition, Munchausen patients often have other problems such as alcohol or drug abuse, financial difficulties, and impaired relationships.

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