An adolescent in Istanbul with Munchausen's syndrome


Polat A. Ö. , Kulaksizoglu I., Vatansever S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY IN MEDICINE, vol.32, no.3, pp.311-315, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.2190/910e-u100-kgtp-rqnt
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY IN MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.311-315

Abstract

This article presents the treatment period for a 16-year-old girl with Munchausen's syndrome. She was initially referred to the hospital with emphysema of the face, which turned out to be due to self-injection of air. She had an eight-month hospitalization period for the diagnosis of her condition. After the diagnosis was established she was treated by our psychiatric team and followed for 21 months successfully without recurrence.