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Munchausen Syndrome: Motives and the Relation to Deliberate Self-Harm

  • S. R. Humphries (a1)
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A case report of a 37-year-old woman with Munchausen syndrome which differs in many respects from the classical picture is described. Attempts are made to examine the motives behind the syndrome and to make a link with the common pattern of deliberate self-harm.

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Munchausen Syndrome: Motives and the Relation to Deliberate Self-Harm

  • S. R. Humphries (a1)
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