One Woman’s Struggle With Factitious Disorder Chronicled.

On its website, Fox News (11/21, Grush) chronicled one woman’s “long struggle with factitious disorder – more commonly referred to as Munchausen syndrome.” Starting at age 13 and continuing for over 20 years, the woman went on “to feign more than 12 physical and mental illnesses – including extreme disorders like schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis and even epilepsy.” Eventually, the woman was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The piece noted that the woman, who is now getting her life back together, “presented her tale to members of the American Psychiatric Association during their annual conference.”

Related Links:

— “Addicted to illness: How one woman recovered from a 20 year struggle with Munchausen syndrome, “Loren Grush, Fox News, November 21, 2013.

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