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  • Medical Child Abuse Hidden in Pediatric Settings: Detection and Intervention. [Journal Article]
    J Clin Psychol Med Settings 2019Hoffman JS, Koocher GP
  • Medical child abuse, sometimes referred to as Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy or childhood factitious disorder, poses significant diagnostic, intervention, and ethical issues for medical and mental health practitioners alike. Psychologists working in pediatric hospitals and medical clinics should remain mindful of the health and ethical risks posed by these conditions, which are challenging to detec…
  • Differentiating Psychosomatic, Somatopsychic, Multisystem Illnesses, and Medical Uncertainty. [Review]
    Healthcare (Basel) 2019; 7(4)Bransfield RC, Friedman KJ
  • There is often difficulty differentiating between psychosomatic, somatopsychic, multisystem illness, and different degrees of medical uncertainty. Uncommon, complex, and multisystem diseases are commonly misdiagnosed. Two case histories are described, and relevant terms differentiating psychosomatic, somatopsychic, and multisystem illnesses are identified, reviewed, and discussed. Adequate differ…
  • Health providers induced iatrogenic delusions of infestation. [Journal Article]
    Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol 2019; 12:679-681Shah PR, Cusick E, … Tausk F
  • Patients that suffer from factitial dermatosis mutilate their skin, often lacking any consciousness of self-injury, attributing the resulting lesions to spontaneous development. The case hereby described shows how the health providers' interventions led a patient from a baseline undiagnosed factitious disorder to frank delusions of infestation with Mycobacterium Kansasii, and a relentless search …
  • Dying to be Ill: Munchausen meets warfarin overdose. [Case Reports]
    J Family Med Prim Care 2019; 8(8):2741-2743Akella P, Jindal V, … Siddiqui AD
  • Patients with severe coagulopathy related to vitamin K deficient proteins can be associated with surreptitious ingestion of vitamin K antagonists. Our patient presented acutely with extensive ecchymosis, gingival bleeding and hematuria. Her initial PT and PTT were prolonged and INR was >12.0. She denies contact with potent rodenticides or warfarin use. She is a healthcare professional. Within a w…
  • Early death in Munchausen syndrome: A case report. [Case Reports]
    Clin Case Rep 2019; 7(8):1473-1477Di Lorenzo R, Lannocca L, … Ferri P
  • This case contributes to raising awareness and understanding of the complex clinical presentations of Munchausen syndrome (MS). Education of staff to the seriousness and genuineness of this disorder should be implemented, especially in hospital units, in order to detect such complex clinical situations quickly and accurately, preventing iatrogenic risks.
  • Factitial panniculitis as a manifestation of self-imposed factitious disorder. [Journal Article]
    Dermatol Online J 2019; 25(5)Yanes AF, Owen JL, Colavincenzo ML
  • Factitious disorder imposed on self is characterized by self-induction. Dermatitis artefacta, the cutaneous subtype of factitious disorder imposed on self, can have a variety of atypical presentations. A 36-year-old woman with an extensive past medical history presented with painful nodules on her abdomen, thighs, and arms. Histologic evaluation identified panniculitis with foreign body material …
  • A Systematic Approach to the Detection of False PTSD. [Journal Article]
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2019; 47(3):325-334Matto M, McNiel DE, Binder RL
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after a traumatic experience and can cause severe symptoms that interfere with a person's psychological, physical, interpersonal, occupational, and social functioning. It is important to accurately identify genuine cases of PTSD and, as part of the differential diagnosis, to rule out instances of false PTSD. False PTSD diagnoses can adversely affect …
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