Volume 5, Issue 2 (Autumn & Winter 2011)                   IJPBS 2011, 5(2): 146-149 | Back to browse issues page

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Hemmatian Borojeni B, Salar Zaheriany S M, Hemmatian Borojeni N, Bidaki R. Münchausen’s Syndrome in the Form of Factitious Vomiting in A Young Female. IJPBS. 2011; 5 (2) :146-149
URL: http://ijpbs.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-58-en.html
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This case report describes a 34-year-old female patient who suffered from chronic vomiting. Different diagnostic and therapeutic procedures were noncontributory. Ëventually, psychiatric interviews specified that she has a dependent, self-hurting and attention-seeking personality. She wanted to assume the “sick role”. Malingering and conversion disorder were ruled out and Münchausen’s syndrome was proposed. She received sertraline, emotional ventilation, and cognitive-behavioral therapy and her symptoms resolved.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2012/05/27 | Accepted: 2014/01/6 | Published: 2014/01/6

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