Playing Sick?

Playing Sick?

Untangling the Web of Munchausen Syndrome, Munchausen by Proxy, Malingering & Factitious Disorder

Book - 2004
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"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." "Based on years of research and clinical practice, Playing Sick? provides the clues that can help practitioners and family members recognize these disorders, avoid invasive procedures, and sort out the motives that drive people to hurt themselves and deceive others. With insight developed from hands-on experience, Feldman shows how to get these emotionally ill patients the psychiatric help they need."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Brunner-Routledge, 2004.
ISBN: 9780415949347
Characteristics: xxx, 288 pages ; 24 cm


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